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SQL Server 2008 Spatial - How many ways to make your point?

The spatial functionality is hugely standards based. There spatial standards are well established what this means is that there are many methods to support the standards. One of the areas that you will see this is the creation of spatial data. To create...

Katmai Spatial - Whats a dimension?

When you read the specs for the spatial stuff (BOL has some incorrect links) some of the methods talk about min and maximum geometry dimensions. I must have been doing too much analysis services stuff and for the life of me I couldn't figure out what...
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Katmai Spatial - What's a geometry

Following on my previous post on discovering the spatial types I mention that one of the aspects to understand is the different types of geometries. Point Fairly this is obvious its a single spot that has an X and a Y co-ordinate. Multi Point A group...

Katmai Spatial - First thoughts

I've been doing some work with the Spatial types in Katmai and these are my first thoughts. The first thing is that the data type is the same used by SQL as used in your .Net code. So what does that mean, · You use the same methods, which is great...