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certainly quite possible to store graphical data in the form of XML documents in
an XML database such as Software AG's Tamino. For example, you can encode the
graphics as SVG, and storing the documents is then just like storing any other
question is, is this the best way of storing the data? The answer to that
depends, I think, on what kind of queries and manipulations you want to do. If
you want to do spatial queries, for example (find all restaurants within 5 miles
of here), then you may need the specialised indexing that comes with spatial
databases, which is not normally available in a relational or XML
think storing vector graphics in an XML database is probably a very good
strategy where the primary requirement is to retrieve the graphical information
"as stored", rather than to manipulate it and query it within the
> In my doutorado work of, I have looked for to argue
the use of the
> technology-XML in the implementation of graphical data
base to be used
> with maps in the Web. That has an implementation
possibility using a relation with
> data bases of the type Relationary
> How it sees the possibility to
you of the use of the XML for
> implementation of a graphical data base?
It is possible? It would have
> you some suggestion of bibliographical
> Without more,
> Yours truly
- From: "Nelson Marisco" <nmarisco@n...>
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