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It's certainly quite possible to store graphical data in the form of XML documents in an XML database such as Software AG's Tamino. For example, you can encode the graphics as SVG, and storing the documents is then just like storing any other XML documents.
The question is, is this the best way of storing the data? The answer to that depends, I think, on what kind of queries and manipulations you want to do. If you want to do spatial queries, for example (find all restaurants within 5 miles of here), then you may need the specialised indexing that comes with spatial databases, which is not normally available in a relational or XML database.
But I think storing vector graphics in an XML database is probably a very good strategy where the primary requirement is to retrieve the graphical information "as stored", rather than to manipulate it and query it within the database.
Mike Kay
-----Original Message-----
From: Nelson Marisco [mailto:nmarisco@nin.ufms.br]
Sent: 15 December 2001 00:14
To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: [xml-dev] Question

Prezado Sir
> In my doutorado work of, I have looked for to argue the use of the
> technology-XML in the implementation of graphical data base to be used
> with maps in the Web. That has an implementation possibility using a relation with
> data bases of the type Relationary and Directed-Object.
> Question
> How it sees the possibility to you of the use of the XML for
> implementation of a graphical data base? It is possible? It would have
> you some suggestion of bibliographical reference?
> Without more,
>  Yours truly
Nelson Marisco

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