Posted On: Nov 1, 2017

With the latest release of Amazon Athena, you can now run SQL queries on Geospatial data. To use the Geospatial functions in Amazon Athena, your data must be in WKT (Well-known Text) or WKB (Well-known Binary formats). You can use specialized data types such as point, line, polygon, multiline, & multi-polygon and calculate relationships such as distance, crosses, touches, overlaps, & disjoints between geometries. A full list of functions are available in the Athena documentation.  

You can also use Amazon Athena in the Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Mumbai) & EU (London) regions. 

Amazon Athena is available in US East (Northern Virginia, & Ohio), US West (Oregon), Europe (Ireland, Frankfurt, & London), and Asia Pacific (Singapore, Tokyo, Sydney, Seoul, & Mumbai) regions.