Named Tables

A named table defines the properties of a mapping data source, such as a connection to a database that contains tables, or a connection to a particular database table.

The spatial data contained in a data source is what is used to construct a map layer.

Currently the supported connections are:

  • TAB files
  • Shapefiles
  • GeoPackages
  • Oracle databases
  • SQL Server databases
  • PostgreSQL/PostGIS databases
  • Generic JDBC databases (includes X/Y)
  • View tables (query)

Named tables are created using Spectrum Spatial™ Manager.

For more information about named tables, see the Resources and Data section of this guide.