Hibernate Spatial is an extension to the Hibernate Java ORM library for handling geographic data. Hibernate Spatial allows you to deal with geographic data in a standardized way. It abstracts away from the specific way your database supports geographic data, and provides a standardized, cross-database interface to geographic data storage and query functions. Hibernate Spatial supports most of the functions of the OGC Simple Feature Specification. Currently, Oracle 10g/11g, Postgresql/Postgis, MySQL, and MS SQL Server 2008 are supported.