GIS and graph database?

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02-16-2017 09:58 PM
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New Contributor II

I am looking information about:

  1. If a graph database is of any advantage for a GIS.
  2. If I could "easily" use any of the graph databases with the Esri platform.

gratefully! 

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What do you mean by "graph database"?

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Neil,

I believe Edirlei is looking at a database has tables of nodes/points/vertices with attributes (eg. X, Y, name) and edges/lines with attributes (eg. distance, direction). Edges have a start & finish node which refers to items in the nodes table. This type of database can be implemented in Oracle & SAP HANA to name a few.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graph_theory

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graph_database

If anybody has any information, I would love to hear about it to

Thanks

Anthony

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New Contributor II

Anthony, thanks for clarifying. What you mentioned is what my question refers to.

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