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SAP HANA Spatial


I need to work on Spatial development for ISU use cases. Do I need to do the development in modelling perspective in Eclipse?

Also, If I have the backend S4HANA system, for spatial development what I need to do the set up in Eclipse. Also do I need to install any plugin or component for Spatial development? Which third party system I need to integrate for Spatial development, google map or ESRI?

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    Sep 15, 2017 at 04:24 PM

    Hi Sunil, your question is very broad, so it's difficult to answer without knowing more details.

    In general, yes - if you want to do Geospatial development in HANA you will need to use HANA Studio (Eclipse). There you can make use of native Spatial type objects and functions, create views using spatial joins, etc. This does not require any additional plugins above standard HANA Studio.
    You can download HANA Studio from the SAP Downloads site.
    Further information on Geospatial modelling can be found in this reference guide.

    You don't necessarily have to use Google Map or ESRI, again it depends on what your desired result is. If you want to get the shapes of countries so you can overlay them on a map, for instance, then you will need some way of obtaining that shape/polygon data, and those are both possible sources. If you simply need to do distance calculations, you would not need any of that.

    Hope that's helpful.

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