Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2018


Spatial Support in MySQL 8.0

MySQL 8.0 is right around the corner, and the most important new spatial feature is support for geography and ellipsoidal coordinate reference systems (CRSs). The final release is not out yet, but there is a release candidate, so we know what to expect.

In this talk we'll go on a tour of the spatial support in MySQL with a focus on the new features in 8.0, especially those related to geography and ellipsoidal CRSs.

What can MySQL do? Which ellipsoids/CRSs does MySQL support? Can I create my own? Which functions can I use? How does it work? Are there limitations? These questions, and more, will be answered by this talk.


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