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Using 3D data with Oracle Locator (Doc ID 1630196.1)

Last updated on APRIL 01, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Spatial and Graph - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


 Oracle Locator does not support the use of 3D indexes however you can still use your 3D data if you use one of the following methods:

1) If the geometry is not true 3D data, the Y axis is NULL or 0, then you can convert the geometry to 2D using the following method

- drop the spatial index
- update the geometries:
update my_table set my_geom = sdo_cs.make_2d(my_geom);
- update the metadata by removing the Z dimension
- re-create the spatial index.

2) If the geometry is true 3D, then you can still perform Locator functions as long as you perform them on the 2D representation

select sdo_geom.sdo_area (sdo_cs.make_2d(my_geom), 0.05) from my_table where …

3) You can create a 2D index on the 3D data

create index my_sdo_index on my_table(my_geom) indextype is mdsys.spatial_index parameters ('... sdo_indx_dims = 2 ...');


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