Oracle Spatial and Graph
Spatial Features, Network Data Model Graph & RDF Semantic Graph - Presentations


Oracle Spatial and Graph User Conference

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
122 North Second Street
Washington , DC USA

Thanks to our partner sponsors, and all the users and solutions providers who made this year's user conference a success!

Special thanks to Directions Magazine, for a successful collaboration and great two-day event!

Congratulations to the 2013 Oracle Spatial Excellence Award recipients!

  • Integrated Enterprise Awards—Northeast Utilities and Ministry of Water Resources, China
  • Innovator—Austrian Federal Railways and CSX
  • Partnership – CDS, ICONSULTING and Think Huddle
  • Education and Research—Integrated Media Systems Center - USC
Wednesday, May 22
7:30-8:30 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by TomTom

Conference Exhibit Area [Pavilion Foyer]

8:30-9:15 a.m. Welcome and Plenary
Jim Steiner, Vice President, Server Technologies, Oracle (PDF 3.1MB)
9:15am - 9:45 a.m.


9:45-11:45 a.m. Technical Training Sessions – Oracle Spatial/MapViewer Development Team
All sessions led by Oracle developers, product managers, and technical field experts.
Track A: Oracle Spatial Technologies 101
For those who want to learn about the breadth of Oracle’s spatial technologies through overview presentations and demonstrations.
Track B: Developing Spatial Applications
For current users of Oracle Spatial and Graph or GIS systems, detailed information about how to use Oracle’s spatial technologies.
Track C: Deep Dive Topics for Experts from Experts
For expert users, technical updates, tips, and tutorials to get the most out of your Oracle Spatial and Graph/Oracle MapViewer implementations.
Introduction to Oracle Spatial and Graph
Xavier Lopez, Oracle
Learn about the leading platform for location-enabled business applications and advanced enterprise geospatial systems. See demonstrations and use cases of how different applications / industries can use Oracle Spatial and Graph capabilities such as routing and geocoding engines, 3D/point clouds, GeoRaster, Web services and more. Learn about available deployment options including use with open source tools. (PDF 3.9MB)

Introduction to MapViewer & Tools for Your Business Apps and Mobile Devices
Albert Godfrind, Oracle
See demos of maps and Oracle-based apps, delivered to your desktop web browser, iPad, or iPhone, using Oracle Fusion Middleware MapViewer tool. Learn how Oracle tools and applications (such as SQL Developer, JDeveloper, Utilities, and Transportation) use integrated spatial queries and mapping. (PDF 4.4MB)

Advanced Oracle Spatial and Graph Features in Oracle Database
Siva Ravada, Oracle
Learn about the latest new features and capabilities in Oracle Spatial and Graph including geocoding, routing, 3D modeling, Network Data Model, and GeoRaster, and leveraging Oracle Exadata Database Machine performance capabilities. This session will present all the new features of Spatial and Graph along with numerous performance enhancements in the next release of Oracle Database. (PDF 1.9MB)

Building Applications with Oracle MapViewer
LJ Qian, Oracle
Learn the basics of developing interactive web mapping applications with Oracle Fusion Middleware MapViewer. This session will cover: Deploying the quickstart kit and importing the sample dataset, Using the new HTML5-based JavaScript API, Defining styles, themes, and tile layers, A short overview of bundled tutorials. (PDF 4.7MB)

Performance, Performance, Performance / What You Need To Know About Exadata
Dan Geringer, Oracle
Learn techniques to get the best performance using parallelization: Query, Ingest, Raster, Geocoding, Compression (PDF 1.6MB)

Special Topics: Leveraging Advanced Spatial and Graph Features
Dan Geringer, Oracle
Learn more about how to use the newest Oracle Spatial and Graph features: LIDAR data model designed for parallel architectures and optimized compression, GeoRaster virtual mosaicing, raster algebra, and loader, and Network Data Model Graph functionality (PDF 2.6MB)
11:45-1:15 p.m.       Lunch - Oracle Spatial Excellence Awards Presentations
Presented by Xavier Lopez
(PDF 3.1MB)
Pavilion Room
12:45-1:15 p.m. Oracle Spatial and Graph Special Interest Group Meeting
1:15-2:00 p.m. Technical Training Sessions – Oracle Spatial/MapViewer Development Team
Track A: Oracle Spatial in Business Intelligence Track B: Developing Spatial Applications Track C: Deep Dive Topics for Experts from Experts

Location Intelligence
David Lapp, Oracle
Mapping and location offer dense visualization, familiar context, and powerful associations to analytic applications. Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition streamlines and removes the complexity of adding such capabilities. Oracle experts will show how predictive analytics, network analytics, spatial analysis, and data mining have been brought together in real-world scenarios, in this demo-oriented session.

Advanced Oracle Spatial and Graph Features in Oracle Database
Siva Ravada, Oracle
Learn about the latest new features and capabilities in Oracle Spatial and Graph including geocoding, routing, 3D modeling, Network Data Model, and GeoRaster, and leveraging Oracle Exadata Database Machine performance capabilities. This session will present all the new features of Spatial and Graph along with numerous performance enhancements in the next release of Oracle Database. (PDF 1.9MB)

Deep Dive: Oracle Fusion Middleware MapViewer New Features
LJ Qian, Oracle
In the newest Oracle Fusion Middleware release (, MapViewer now offers features for editing spatial data and creating sophisticated applications. Learn in this deep dive how to use capabilities such as: Advanced features of the new Javascript (HTML5 based) API that provide richer client interactivity, JSON data packs, Web-based editing of spatial data, Accessing other popular spatial data formats from MapViewer via GDAL/OGR (PDF 4.7MB)

2:00-2:30 p.m. Customer Use Cases
Track A: Raster Imagery Track B: Utilities, Transportation, and Telco Track C: Location Intelligence

Moderator: Steve Lytle, Nokia

Scaling Imagery Inventory Management in a Big Data Context
Paul Welding, DigitalGlobe
This presentation will discuss an overall philosophy employed to achieve efficient inventory management of geospatial imagery at scale. Several specific techniques will be discussed including the challenges associated with imagery management in a Big Data context, as well as how these techniques have been refined over time. (PDF 1.2MB)

Moderator: Tracy J. McLane, Bechtel Corporation

Implementing Enterprise GIS at Southern California Edison - Challenges and Opportunities
Farrid Zeighami, Southern California Edison &
Andy Street, Spatial Business Systems

This presentation will highlight the current state of the Southern California Edison (SCE) enterprise GIS project and will offer a demonstration of interoperability with Oracle Spatial and Graph as part of the presentation.

Moderator: Steve Pierce, ThinkHuddle

Global Agricultural Production Monitoring and Analysis at USDA Using OBIEE
Don Brown, InuTeq & Mark Pelletier, InuTeq
The International Production Assessment Division (IPAD), a division of the Office of Global Assessment in the Foreign Agricultural Services of the US Department of Agriculture, is responsible for monitoring agricultural production globally and reporting country production estimates to the World Agricultural Outlook Board. The IPAD analysts use a variety of data maintained in an Oracle Spatial and Graph database. A prototype using Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition has been developed which provides greater flexibility in the mining of the data (about 4 billion rows) with the goal of being able to identify trends in the data that are significant for agricultural production. The presentation focuses on efforts to drill through the data both geospatially and temporally as well as display the data with both graphs and maps that can be quickly understood and used by the IPAD analysts. (PDF 2.4MB)

2:30-2:50 p.m. Break
2:50-4:20 p.m. Use Case Studies  
Track A: Land and Facilities Management Track B: Utilities, Transportation, and Telco Track C: Location Intelligence

Moderator: Moderator: Steve Lytle, Nokia

Integrated e-Cadastre System for the South African Government
Sarel Coetzer, Gijima
This session highlights an integrated e-Cadastre solution for the National Geomatics Management Service (NGMS) and the South African Deeds Department. It illustrates the evolution of a modern and efficient cadastral system built from the unification and integration of the both the NGMS and Deeds agencies. The solution uses Oracle Spatial and Graph to deliver a secure and auditable history of surveys to support the allocation of real land rights based on more than 20 million land entities. (PDF 2.5MB)

Sustainable Building at LA Community college District Using BIM, SmartBuilding, IFC and Oracle Spatial
Michael Rendler, LACCD – e7
Las Vegas Valley Water district has developed a Web-based end-user GIS application utilizing custom valve shutdown analysis based on the Oracle Spatial Network Data Model (NDM). This enables users to answer the shutdown question much more efficiently. This innovative use of the Oracle Spatial Network Data Model for outage and crisis management has quickly become a highly valued asset for the organization.

Land Management: Parcel and Address Management using GeoMedia & Oracle Workspace Manager (Originally titled "Centralized Parcel and Adddress Management Using Spatial and Workspace Manager Technologies from Oracle")
Vince Smith, Intergraph
Paul E. Calhoun, City of Virginia Beach

The city of Virginia Beach, Virginia is home to more than 450,000 people and its 400 square miles of land, water and beaches attract upwards of 2.75 million visitors annually. As is the case with most large cities, Virginia Beach relies on multiple business systems to manage its diverse needs. This session will illustrate how the city has integrated GeoMedia Pro, GeoMedia Parcel Manager, GeoMedia Transaction Manager, and the Virginia Beach Tax Real Estate system with the Workspace Manager feature of Oracle Database 11g, for long transactions and versioning and Oracle's spatial technologies to manage both parcels and addresses. In addition, the presenters will detail how the system has improved the overall quality of the data to save the city time and money. (PDF 2.6MB)

Moderator: Tracy J. McLane, Bechtel Corporation

CSX Rail: Implementation of Oracle's Spatial Geocoding, Routning and Network Data Model for an Enterprise Rail Network
Scott Gooding, CSX
This presentation will highlight how a major national rail provider, CSX, uses the geocoding, routing, and Network Data Model features of Oracle Spatial and Graph in Oracle Database 11g, to store, manage, and analyze a rail network that spans the eastern half of the United States and contains over 21,000 miles of track.
(PDF 967KB)

Automated Event Geolocation using Oracle Spatial and Graph at Nevada DOT
Gerald Dildine, ITIS Corporation
The accurate geo-location of crashes is essential to states for performing safety analysis of roads and highways. In most cases, crash information comes to state agencies from a large variety of state and local public safety organizations. Initial geo-location information pertaining to crash data is typically inconsistent, with less than 50% of crashes being accurately located. ITIS has worked with several states to automate the accurate geolocation of crashes using Oracle Spatial and Graph, and Oracle Fusion Middleware MapViewer, along with pattern recognition, advanced spellchecking, hierarchical matching, technologies, to improve the accuracy rate to better than 90%. (PDF 3.2MB)

Geo-Analytics in the Cloud - A Case Study with Bright House and ElementOne
Nick Salem, Neustar
Kathryn C.Voskuil, Bright House Networks

The session will include an introduction to the ElementOne platform and its various uses of Oracle Spatial and Graph capabilities from the network data model, TIN, GeoRaster image overlays, coordinate transformation for Google Map support and numerous area manipulation and creation functions. It will go over various best practices and techniques in building robust, scalable and secure cloud based GIS applications.

The session will conclude with a customer case study from Bright House, the sixth largest cable provider in the US, highlighting how they utilize ElementOne to promote their advertising solutions and educate their clients. Their process involves taking a combination of first party and syndicated data and projecting it to its specific markets via the mapping functionality described above, as well as other reporting functionality. (PDF 2.6MB)

Moderator: Steve Pierce, ThinkHuddle

Location Intelligence Gains More Insights with Indoor Analysis for Retail
Marco Mantovani, ICONSULTING
Marco Vignoli, ICONSULTING

iConsulting has developed a new Location Intelligence solution for the retail sector that enables analysis from a national geographic level down to a detailed level showing what happens inside a retail location, at each point of sale (PoS). A live demonstration of a real production use case will show how this helped a major international telco company to monitor performance of its points of sale in a territory and identify optimal locations for new PoS openings. Company data is integrated with external data (e.g. OpenData) into a centralized GeoDataWarehouse. (PDF 1.4MB)

Location Intelligence in Healthcare: A Case Study from Brazil
Alex Alberto Cordon Kunze, CDS
This session highlights one Brazilian use case applying Oracle Fusion Middleware MapViewer and Oracle Business Intelligence to improve customer service and decision support. The Brazilian Ministry of Health used Oracle location technologies to better understand the geographic distribution of their members. (PDF 1.3MB)

Detecting Property Change in a Spatial World: A Unique Parcel ID Implementation
Glenn Kronschnabl, CoreLogic
CoreLogic Spatial Solutions integrates geographically referenced and text-attributed parcel data from various sources and formats including vector, raster, CAD and paper maps, into the most extensive parcel database available in the U.S. Currency and accuracy on a national scale are two critical differentiators to support a broad range of location based services. (PDF 3.5MB)

4:20pm - 4:40pm  Break
4:40pm - 5:00pm Panel -- Oracle Spatial and Graph Product Management & Development
Ask questions and provide feedback to the Oracle Spatial team about product directions/strategy/features.
5:00pm - 6:00pm Closing Reception - Sponsored by LOQATE
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