At this point, I don't really need much. I just need something other than an apparently blank field when displaying spatial fields.
See the 2 attachments. One shows how the open source “Sequel Pro” database shows my data. It's nice that it represents the line string values in the field. It even goes way over the top and can display the actual line string graphically when I mouse over one. I don't really need that in SQLYog. I just REALLy want SQLYog to show SOMETHING in the record.