MySQL provides a standard way of creating spatial columns for
geometry types, for example, with
Spatial columns are supported for
ARCHIVE tables. See also the notes
about spatial indexes under
Section 11.4.10, “Creating Spatial Indexes”.
Columns with a spatial data type can have an SRID attribute, to explicitly indicate the spatial reference system (SRS) for values stored in the column. For implications of an SRID-restricted column, see Section 11.4.1, “Spatial Data Types”.