Norvald has been working as a software engineer on the MySQL Optimizer Team since 2011, where he mostly works on GIS. He is also the point of contact for package maintainers in Linux distributions. He holds a PhD in Computer and Information Science from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
MySQL 8.0 is still in development, but we're already seeing a lot of improvement in GIS support. The latest development release comes with support for around 5000 different spatial reference systems, improved standard compliance and a lot of new functionality. How does it all
work, and how can it be used to build applications?
This talk starts with the basics of GIS and spatial data in MySQL: geometries, data types, functions, storage and indexes. We'll walk through a demo of how all the parts fit together to support a GIS web application. We'll also have a sneak peek into the future, including what you should do right now to prepare for the upgrade to MySQL 8.0.
Whether you're currently storing or planning to store spatial data in MySQL, this talk is for you. It covers the topics in a way that is accessible to both novices and more advanced GIS users.