The "What's new in MySQL 5.7" manual page  says:
* InnoDB now supports spatial data types.
What is the difference to previous releases in this respect?
Spatial column types have been supported by InnoDB (and even
Cluster) for a long time already, and spatial indexes on
spatial columns still don't seem to be possible with 5.7.1 
So what is the actual improvement in InnoDBs support of spatial
types supposed to be?
Hartmut Holzgraefe <hartmut@stripped>
Principal Support Engineer (EMEA)
SkySQL AB - http://www.skysql.com/