Laser-Scan has announced that Radius Topology now supports the topology data model feature of Oracle Spatial 10g, an option to Oracle Database 10g Enterprise Edition. Laser-Scan is a member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork. In May 2002, Laser-Scan launched Radius Topology, the world’s first interoperable, persistent, server-side topology management solution for an Oracle RDBMS. Radius Topology includes over 10 years worth of spatial development efforts, and allows organizations to use a mainstream relational database environment. This solution allows organizations to seamlessly integrate their business and spatial data; ensures the quality of their largest data assets, resulting in accurate and timely business decisions; and protects their investment in those assets.
Radius Topology was originally released for Oracle Database 9i Release 1 and uses its own storage tables in Oracle9i. Radius Topology has also supported Oracle Database 10g in this fashion, since the release of Oracle Database 10g in 2004. Laser-Scan has announced that the latest release of Radius Topology now supports the Oracle Spatial 10g topology storage model, and is available for cadastral and land information management users. This announcement comes in the wake of Laser-Scan’s increased activity in the Oracle Spatial domain with recent successes in France, Ireland, Portugal and the United Kingdom through close collaboration with partners.
Radius Topology now makes native use of Oracle’s persistent SDO_TOPO_MAP object, and the first release includes the editing of the Oracle Spatial 10g topology primitives by clients that are only geometry aware, editing of the Oracle Spatial 10g topology features by clients that are only geometry aware, using the Oracle Spatial 10g topology API to update the topology, defining snapping rules/priorities according to the topology layer, optionally maintaining a geometry column when faster rendering of the features is required and implementing Oracle’s standard topological queries.