How to Use HANA's Geospatial Capabilities

  • by Akash Kumar, Technical Consultant, SAP Labs
  • September 8, 2014
SAP HANA’s spatial feature is part of a platform that stores both geospatial and business data. Akash Kumar shows how to use it to perform operations such as distance calculation between objects, the union of objects, and analytics on spatial data.
Learning Objectives

By reading the article you will be able to:     

  • Create an Extended Services (XS) project
  • Import a goespatial file to HANA
  • Use geospatial data types for different objects, such as parks, roads, and offices
  • Create a geospatial query
  • Use Server-Side JavaScript (XSJS) services for maps
  • Integrate maps with HTML5 to display data
Key Concept

Geospatial HANA allows users to store massive amounts of data in real time on maps and then to visualize it.The real-time spatial information can be used in many industries, including retail, transportation, oil and gas, manufacturing, media, and defense.

Geospatial HANA allows users to understand, question, and view data in way that reveals patterns, trends, or other analytics in the form of maps. I explain the steps to take to show HANA spatial data on a geospatial map by creating five random points on a map of the United States.</p>

Akash Kumar

Akash Kumar is an SAP technical consultant specializing in ABAP and HANA. He has 5+ years of experience in design and development of products with corporate organizations such as TCS, RBS, and SAP Labs. He is an active speaker and has organized multiple BarCamps in Delhi, India. He holds a bachelor of technology degree in computer science. He holds a certification in SAP HANA.


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