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Category Archives: spatial search

New GIS Features in MySQL 5.7

MySQL 5.7 has been released, and there are some exciting new features now available that I’m going to discuss in this blog — specifically around geographic information system (GIS). I’ve used GIS features in MySQL …

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Creating GEO-enabled applications with MySQL 5.6

In my previous post I’ve showed some new MySQL 5.6 features which can be very helpful when creating geo-enabled applications. In this post I will show how we can obtain open-source GIS data, convert it to …

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MySQL Spatial Functions for Geo-Enabled Applications

Geo-enabled (or location enabled) applications are very common nowadays and many of them use MySQL spatial functions. The common tasks for such applications are: Find all points of interests (i.e. coffee shops) around (i.e. a …

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