[xquery-talk] Geospatial and XQuery?

Michael Kay mhk at mhk.me.uk
Tue Oct 4 15:24:17 PDT 2005

> Will XQuery get geospatial functions as part of the specification?

I would think that's a classic case for a third-party function library.
> If so, what would the geospatial functions look like in a query?

Much like any other functions. Do you have any particular problems in mind?
> Have any of the XQuery or XML database products (commercial or open- 
> source) implemented geospatial functions ahead of the spec? 

Not that I'm aware of.

Michael Kay

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