Oracle Spatial advantages


Oracle Spatial is a solution developed by Oracle for the complete management of traditional and geographic information. It constitutes the most advanced spatial data platform on the market, and is composed of 3 modules:

  • Oracle Locator: Standard module supplying basic mapping functions. 
  • Oracle Spatial: Module extending Oracle Locator and supplying advanced mapping functions such as the geocoder, the router, storage of raster data, the model of the network data, the model of topological data, web services, complex requests, 3D management and dynamic segmentation (LRS).
  • Oracle MapViewer: Online mapping server.

The extra advantages of Oracle Spatial

Single, stable, high performance database

Oracle Spatial allows the use of a single repository for spatial and attribute data, which gives access to openness, development, security and performance. This is because, by storing geospatial and descriptive data in a single database, the level of reliability and availability is far higher than that supplied by simple files. This reduces operational costs and the hybrid storing required if data is stored in separate databases. Furthermore, data can also be made interoperable with the various GIS tools. Finally, Oracle allows storage and management of large volumes of data, which frequently occur in the GIS sector.



Implementation of complex requests

Oracle Spatial allows integration of the native support of all types and models of geospatial models such as vector data and rasters as well as topological and network models in order to meet the needs of highly specialised GISs.  Furthermore, this model includes 3D and web service support, making it possible to implement dynamic segmentation (LRS).

Integration of geolocalisation in the company applications and processes

With the Oracle Spatial geocoding engine, its route calculation engine and Start eLocation native APIs, it is easy to deploy mapping, geocoding and routing services directly from data stored in Oracle and integrate them into company applications and processes.


The storing format is that indicated by the Open Geospatial Consortium

Oracle spatial data is compatible with open standards. Consequently, Oracle can be used as the central, interoperable reference for geospatial data, being capable of supplying data to any partner application, so spatial data can be shared more easily between different departments or organisations of the company, enabling their valorisation at a lower cost. 

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