Eriovaldo, Spatial is not just relational stuff. I did the Technical Review of the book "Pro Oracle Spatial" by Ravi Kothuri, Albert Godfrind and Euro Beinat (Apress, 2nd edition appeared in 2007). When I reviewed the 1st edition, Spatial was new to me (In- and Outside of Oracle). The book tought me a lot. Mark is right. It is not the easiest topic around, but this book is probably a good start. If you have some proper programming background, and have changed platform several times, Spatial is just a new platform with new rules. Becoming experienced will take time, of course. Best regards, Carel-Jan Engel === If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. (Derek Bok) === On Sun, 2008-04-27 at 12:38 -0400, Mark W. Farnham wrote: > Oracle has a pretty good course for using their spatial software. > “Easy” is a tough call. The concepts of planar geometry and spatial > database theory are a bit complicated. I would say that Oracle’s > software is relatively easy to use in the context of a pretty > challenging field of knowledge. > > > > It depends a lot on how complex a use of Spatial features is in your > immedate future. > > > > I’d say the “fine working with” conversion rate from being a > professional with relational technology to working with Oracle Spatial > and Spatial data models is similar to the conversion rate from working > with third generation programming languages to object oriented > languages and that it varies by person. > > > > Regards, > > > > mwf > > > > > > ______________________________________________________________________ > > From:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Eriovaldo > Andrietta > Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2008 5:24 AM > To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: Oracle Spatial > > > > > > > Hi All, > > > > > > Does anyone know Oracle Spatial ? > > > Is it easy to use ? > > > A professional that works with Relataional Database will be fine > working with Oracle Spatial and Spatial data models ? > > > > > > Thanks > > > Eriovaldo > > > > > -- > This message has been scanned for viruses and > dangerous content by MailScanner, and is > believed to be clean.