Pro Oracle Spatial for Oracle Database 11g shows how to take advantage of Oracle Databases built-in feature set for working with locationbased data. A great deal of the information used in business today is associated with location in some way, and analysis of that data is becoming ever more important in today’s mobile and highly connected world.
Ravi Kothuri holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and has been an active researcher and developer in the spatial and multimedia areas for the past 12 years. Currently, he serves as the project lead and software architect for various projects in Oracle Spatial. He has around 15 patents (some pending) on specific Oracle technology and has authored numerous articles for database conferences and journals. Other activities include teaching database courses for undergrads and reviewing of research articles for spatial and database conferences. Ravi enjoys music, movies, and playing with children.