Reading the documentation, you find that extensions like
"Spatial" or "Visual Information Retrieval" are specific
for Oracle8i Enterprise Edition; and I don't understand
if they're included in the Oracle 8i (standard edition)
distribution CD for NT.
If so, is this just a marketing choice, or it is impossible
to use SDE in Oracle8i (standard)? I can't believe it...
A second question about SDE: I don't understand which direction
will Oracle adopt with regard to the Spatial Data Extension.
Anybody knows if Oracle will implement some "GIS engine" (in
Java, maybe), or Oracle will remain eternally just a repository
of spatial data?
In this case, where can I find script (PL/SQL) or procedure (in
Java) to do some spatial-data processing and query?
Thanks in advance,