GDAL/OGR with OCI support on Linux


This is a second post of the Maps series. It describes how to build a GDAL/OGR tool. GDAL - Geospatial Data Abstraction Library GDAL is a translator library for raster and vector geospatial data formats that is released under an X/MIT style Open Source licence by the Open Source Geospatial Foundation. As a library, it presents a single raster abstract data model and vector abstract data model to the calling application for all supported formats. It also comes with a variety of useful command line utilities for data translation and processing. In a nutshell, GDAL/OGR is a library and a set of command line tools for manipulating geo data. It is used as a library in many…

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OBIEE 12c Linux installation


A couple of days ago Oracle released a highly anticipated Oracle Business Intelligence 12c (12.2.1.0.0). I've spent a couple of days installing it on an Oracle Linux 7 server. I can't say that it was flawless. An installation process was terminated few times without clear description what was wrong. I don't know yet all of tricks and pitfalls and this guide is only the first version. I've managed to do it, but I don't sure I can repeat it anytime. This post is about a Linux installation procedure only. You can read about Windows 7 installation here OBIEE - Installing OBIEE 12c on my Windows box. From my point of view, there is no significant difference.…

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OBI EE unix start/stop scripts


When installing OBI EE on MS Windows you get start-stop scripts out-of-box, but Oracle doesn’t provide any for Unix installations. Fortunately windows scripts could be very easily changed to work on Unix OS. I’ve tested them on various Linux ad AIX installations, and none of them gave me any troubles. These scripts use Apache ANT for starting and stopping OBI EE. ANT is packaged with all OBI EE distributives, is installed automatically and doesn’t need installation or any configuration. All you need to do is to create two files: small executable one and then configuration (build) one for ANT. Executable start_stop.sh: start_stop.sh export MW_HOME=/u01/oracle/Middleware export wls_host=bihome.bisoftdiary.…

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