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Originally published March 2007 [ Publisher Link ]
Create a Map Mashup with Oracle Spatial
Learn how to mash-up any Oracle Spatial-administered data and give your end users the same enhanced mapping GUIs offered by Yahoo and Google.
With leading internet portals offering extremely detailed mapping services, end users now expect a lot when encountering a digital map -- and with it, the bar for developing these types of applications has raised considerably.
Fortunately, many of these mapping providers are now empowering developers to reuse the same visual rendering capabilities through Web services, a process which has led to the term "mashup" -- an interface comprising application data leveraged with Web services. As you'll see, a series of Oracle products -- namely, Oracle Spatial (a feature of Oracle Database Enterprise Edition) and Oracle Application Server 10g -- provide the ideal building blocks for creating sophisticated Web-enabled map GUIs or map mashups.
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