Brussels / 30 & 31 January 2016


Introduction to MySQL GIS

A crash course

What is an SRID, and why should I care? Does MySQL care? The answers to these questions and more will be given in this talk as we give a quick introduction to GIS in general and in MySQL in particular. MySQL 5.7 gave GIS a real boost, and more is to be expected in the future. If you're not using it yet, it's time to get started!

This crash course covers data types, import, export, indexing, operations on GIS data, caveats and how to prepare for the future of more and better GIS in MySQL. If you've never used GIS before and are curious to learn, or if you already know GIS and want to know how MySQL supports it, this talk is for you.


Norvald H. Ryeng