# Issue

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In my database I have some Oriented Point type geometries.

For example:

`{3001,4326,null,{1,1,1,4,1,0},{32.4302549,37.5066298,0,0.16,-0.92,0}}`

If I’m correct, my gps coordinates are

**lat: 32.4302549, lon: 37.5066298**

and the virtual point determining the orientation is a **Point(0.16 -0.92 0)**

I would like to get the orientation in degrees or radians using a query.

So far I can extract the orientation point:

```
SELECT SDO_UTIL.GET_COORDINATE(G3E_GEOMETRY, 2) as orientation_vector
FROM GCOL;
```

But don’t know how to get the orientation. I know it can be calculated vie arctan2 function, but don’t know the correct oracle syntax.

# Solution

You need to use ATAN2 to get radians with the correct quadrant.

```
WITH X AS (
SELECT
SDO_GEOMETRY(3001,4326,NULL,
SDO_ELEM_INFO_ARRAY(1, 1, 1, 4, 1,0),
SDO_ORDINATE_ARRAY(32.4302549, 37.5066298, 0, 0.16, - 0.92,0)) AS G
FROM DUAL
)
SELECT
ATAN2(
SDO_UTIL.GET_COORDINATE(G, 2).SDO_POINT.Y ,
SDO_UTIL.GET_COORDINATE(G, 2).SDO_POINT.X)
FROM X;
```

To convert to degrees please see SDO_UTIL.CONVERT_UNIT .

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