16.20 - Geospatial Information - Teradata Database - Teradata Vantage NewSQL Engine

Teradata Vantageā„¢ Geospatial Data Types

Product
Teradata Database
Teradata Vantage NewSQL Engine
Release Number
16.20
Release Date
March 2019
Content Type
Programming Reference
Publication ID
B035-1181-162K
Language
English (United States)

Geospatial information identifies the geographic location of features and boundaries on the planet. Geospatial types address the need to store, manage, retrieve, manipulate, and analyze geospatial information by governmental bodies and commercial enterprises. For example, local governments might use geospatial data for city planning, traffic management, or accident investigation.

You can use geospatial types to represent geometries having up to three dimensions.

Teradata Database geospatial data types define methods that perform geometric calculations and test for spatial relationships between two geospatial values.