Spatial Module

The Spatial Module enables an organization to rapidly integrate location information into business applications and processes. This enables organizations to create and embed maps, understand spatial relationships, and carry out spatial calculations. The Spatial Module provides support for standards-based geospatial information sharing through support for certified OGC web services.

The Spatial Module provides support for integration at three levels:

  • Web application development - Rapid application development user interface components and JavaScript API
  • Web service integration - Support for SOAP, REST and certified OGC web services (WMS, WMTS, WFS)
  • Data integration - Batch and transactional integration of spatial data sources

The Spatial Module is part of the Spectrum Spatial solution encompassing:

  • Spatial Module
  • Enterprise Geocoding Module
  • GeoConfidence Module

The Spatial Module offers the following capabilities:

  • Map-based data visualization and analysis
  • Routing
  • Feature querying and searching
  • Geometry operations including measurements (area, perimeter, length), predicates (within, contains, intersects), geometry manipulation (union, buffer, intersection) and coordinate transformation

Some of the things these capabilities enable you to do are:

  • Determine which sites are nearest to a given location
  • Determine whether or not a location resides in a given area
  • Query a spatial database using spatial functions as well as standard SQL functions
  • Perform a variety of calculations on spatial data, such as determining the area of a polygon, determining the distance between two points, or measuring the perimeter of an area
  • Return a geometry object that represents the union of two input geometry objects