WP Spatial Capabilities Check

Description

MySQL and MariaDB both have improved their spatial support in the last few years, but
it’s not always easy to track down which functions are available in which version.

This tool will check which functions are actually available in your current MySQL or MariaDB database.

Once you know what spatial functions are available you can use your database to do GIS right within WordPress.

For more information on how to use these functions see the following resources:

Screenshots

  • WP Spatial Capabilities Check shows an easy to read table listing spatial functions and if they're available with your current database.
  • The tool can be found in the Dashboard under Tools::Spatial Capabilities.

Installation

Install this plugin the usual WordPress way, then go to your WordPress dashboard to Tools::Spatial Capabilities. It will
display a table with a list of all known spatial functions from MySQL and MariaDB along with a
simple ‘Yes’ or ‘No’, indicating if your install has that function.

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/wp-spatial-capabilities-check directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress.
  3. Go to Tools::Spatial Capabilities to see what spatial functions you can use.

FAQ

No one has actually asked any questions yet.

Where can I get help with GIS and WordPress?

For community support try WherePress.com, or The Spatial Community.

For commercial support you can contact the plugin developer at Cimbura.com

For fast and short questions you can contact me on twitter

How can I add more spatial functions?

Upgrade your database to at least MySQL 5.6.1 or MariaDB 5.3.3.

Contributors & Developers

“WP Spatial Capabilities Check” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

0.0.4

  • Now uses WP-GeoMeta-Lib so that custom defined functions from other plugins
    get detected.

0.0.3

  • Use the WordPress plugin packaging standards

0.0.2

  • Internationalization
  • WordPress coding standards compliance

0.0.1

  • Initial development and testing