Can anyone tell me whether I could use Hibernate with esri ST_GEOMETRY type? I have found that Hibernate Spatial does support SDO_Geometry, but nothing for ST_Geometry.

I am using oracle 11g and arcgis 10.2

  • Did you got any feedback on this? Would also be interested on this functionality. Commented Dec 23, 2014 at 7:24
  • Nothing so far. I decided to use native queries @Schuller Tom
    – Smalis
    Commented Dec 29, 2014 at 13:05

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I just got something working.

It's still beta, but first test are very promising.

I'm working with the WKT/WKB representation to store it in the database.

It looks like this:

@Table(name = "dau_track")
public class DauTrack {

    @Column(columnDefinition = "st_geometry")
    @Type(type = "lu.schuller.arcgisStGeometry.WkbStGeometryType")
    @ColumnTransformer(read = "st_asbinary(shape)", write = "st_geomfromwkb(?,2169)")
    private Polyline shape;

I created my own Wkb-HibernateType to convert the wkb-data betweent database and geometry-api. I have already implemented JTS and esri-geomeotry as geo-libraries.

The 'columnTransformers' are modifiing the generated hibernate-sql to read and write under wkb-form in the database.

It's currently running under postgresql, but will it also use under Oracle.

If I had some time, I will publish it on github.


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