SQLBits 2010

The (Geospatial) Shapes of Things to Come

A data professionals introduction to spatial data concepts and how they are implemented in SQL Server
The increase in the amount of spatial data created and consumed has created a demand for storage of spatial data within the database. While SQL makes it seem easy to work with spatial data, the odd shape of the earth, alternative projection systems and various spatial indexing algorithms mean that working with spatial data requires a bit of background knowledge and some understanding of the domain.  This session introduces database professionals to spatial data concepts so that they can be better prepared to implement geospatial solutions.