MySQL Workbench 6.2: Spatial Data

The Spatial Viewer

MySQL 5.7 will include much awaited GIS support for InnoDB tables. To make it easier to quickly visualize spatial/geometry data in geographic context, Workbench 6.2 includes a viewer for resultsets containing that type of data. The viewer will render data from each row as a separate clickable element. When clicked, you can view the rest of the data from that row in the textbox. If you have multiple queries with geometry data, you can overlay them in the same map.

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But that’s not all the features. The Spatial Data Viewer give you the possibility to display the data using different projection systems. Right now you can use Robinson, Mercator, Equirectangular, Bonne. There’s option to even merge different resultsets, execute all of them and switch to Spatial View, you’ll notice several layers for each resultset. You can also zoom in/out, and jump to specific location.

 

The Geometry Viewer

Both the Field and Form Editors were updated to support the GEOMETRY datatype. You can view geometry data like polygons from a single row as an image or as text, in any of the common WKT, GeoJSON, GML or KML formats. form_editor

8 thoughts on “MySQL Workbench 6.2: Spatial Data”

  1. Awesome, but how do i manage to get a world map like we see on the screenshot?
    I only have an empty map.

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