Spatial data analysis is a complex subject area, taking elements from a range of academic disciplines, including geophysics, mathematics, astronomy, and cartography. Although you do not need to understand these subjects in great depth to take advantage of the spatial features of SQL Server 2012, it is important to have a basic understanding of the theory involved so that you use spatial data appropriately and effectively in your applications.
KeywordsSemimajor Axis Spatial Reference Coordinate Reference System Universal Transverse Mercator Reference Ellipsoid
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