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Working with Spatial Data

  • Alastair Aitchison
  • Adam Machanic

Abstract

The addition of spatial capabilities was one of the most exciting new features introduced in SQL Server 2008. Although generally a novel concept for many SQL developers, the principles of working with spatial data have been well established for many years. Dedicated geographic information systems (GISs), such as ARC/INFO from ESRI, have existed since the 1970s. However, until recently, spatial data analysis has been regarded as a distinct, niche subject area, and knowledge and usage of spatial data has remained largely confined within its own realm rather than being integrated with mainstream development.

Keywords

Spatial Data Spatial Index Spatial Query Reference Ellipsoid Open Geospatial Consortium 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© Alastair Aitchison and Adam Machanic 2009

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  • Alastair Aitchison
  • Adam Machanic

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