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  • How can I try Spatial Studio?

    Spatial Studio is available as a Java application for trial, development and testing purposes at no cost under an Oracle Technology Network License Agreement. It may be used in conjunction with any Oracle Database XE version 18c or higher. Spatial Studio Quick Start comes pre-deployed. You simply download, unzip, and run.  See Get Started.

  • Do I need a separate license for Spatial Studio?

    No, All licensed users of Oracle Database EE under Premier or Extended Support, Oracle Database SE2, and Oracle Database Cloud Service (all editions) are licensed to use the features of Oracle Spatial and Graph (OSG).

  • What are the technical requirements to run Spatial Studio?
    • Oracle Database 12.2+ [NOTE: Spatial Studio requires a database connection]
    • Spatial Studio repository must include spatial features in Oracle Database
    • WebLogic

    See Get Started.

  • Where do I get Spatial Studio?
  • How is Spatial Studio deployed?
  • How often will there be new releases of Spatial Studio?

    Spatial Studio updates are planned to be released quarterly.

  • Do I need Spatial or GIS knowledge to use Spatial Studio?

    No. Spatial Studio is a self-service application that has been designed for the business user who does not have any GIS or Spatial knowledge. Spatial Studio is designed to enable business analysts and non-GIS developers to use the spatial features in Oracle Database and incorporate spatial analysis in applications and workflows.   There is no coding required.

  • If I am a developer with Spatial or GIS knowledge, can I benefit from using Spatial Studio?

    Yes. Spatial Studio provides a simple user interface to access the spatial features in Oracle Database for spatial filtering, aggregation, transformation, and calculation.  Upon creating spatial analyses, you have visibility into the SQL that is generated for use as blueprints for further SQL development.  In addition, datasets and analysis results are exposed as REST endpoints for programmatic integration.  Finally, interactive map visualizations with analysis results can be integrated into other applications as embeddable web content.

  • What data sources can I use with Spatial Studio?

    Spatial Studio reads data from Oracle Databases.  Spatial Studio also allows you to upload data from Excel spreadsheets, GeoJSON files, and Shapefiles to Oracle Database.  Support for additional data sources and upload formats are planned for future releases.

  • What types of visualizations does Spatial Studio support?

    With Spatial Studio you can visualize data as maps and tables.  There are more visualizations planned for future releases.

  • Can you have multiple visualizations in the same project?

     Yes. You can have multiple maps and/or tables in a single project.

  • What background map styles are provided with Spatial Studio?

    Spatial Studio provides a World Map based on HERE data. Three styles of OpenStreetMap raster basemaps are available: OSM Bright, Positron, and Dark Matter. Three styles of MapTiler vector tile basemaps are available: MapTiler Bright, MapTiler Dark Matter, and MapTiler Positron.

  • Can I use a different background map such as an internal map service?

    Administrators can create or register custom basemaps in the Console and then all Spatial Studio users can use them in map visualizations. When such basemaps are hosted inhouse, no public internet access is needed. 

  • Does my data have to include an Oracle spatial datatype?

    No, Spatial Studio can work with any data that includes addresses or latitude/longitude coordinates.

  • Does Spatial Studio support GeoRaster data stored in the database?

    Yes, Spatial Studio 20.1 can visualize GeoRaster images, although Raster Algebra and related raster data analyses are not supported. This feature is not available in Spatial Studio 19.2.1.

  • What is the geocoder used by Spatial Studio?

    By default, Spatial Studio uses Oracle Maps Cloud Service. You can also use your own instance of the Oracle Spatial Java EE Geocoder.

  • Does Spatial Studio give you the ability to make corrections to geocoded results?

    Yes, Spatial Studio highlights geocoding issues due to data inconsistency and allows the user to make corrections.

  • What countries are supported for geocoding?

    All countries except China, Japan, and Korea. Some countries and regions may lack 100% coverage for geocoding.

  • Does Spatial Studio support other forms of geographic enrichment?

    We plan to add additional enrichment capabilities (hierarchies, place names, etc.) in future releases.

  • Can I publish the results of Spatial Studio analysis using REST?

    Yes, REST endpoints are auto-generated for datasets and spatial analysis results.

  • Does Spatial Studio take the place of the Spatial Map Visualization Component (previously called MapViewer)?

    No, the Spatial Map Visualization Component is intended for developers who are experienced with JavaScript.  Spatial Studio is a self-service application.

  • Is Spatial Studio included in Oracle Analytics Cloud?

    No.  Spatial Studio is part of the Oracle Database product family. 

  • Can you integrate results from Spatial Studio with OAC?

    Yes.  Spatial Studio analyses are persisted as database views which can be accessed by OAC. In addition, spatial data can be exported as GeoJSON for use in OAC as a custom map layer.