Beginning Spatial with SQL Server 2008

Authors: Aitchison, Alastair

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  • Grabs reader’s attention with compelling, visual examples involving Virtual Earth and Microsoft MapPoint
  • Covers the ground from concept to implementation through to troubleshooting performance problems
  • Written by a Microsoft Master Instructor with three years of experience in location-based reporting and geographic analysis
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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 introduces new geography and geometry spatial datatypes that enable the storage of structured data describing the shape and position of objects in space. This is an interesting and exciting new feature, with many potentially useful applications.

Beginning Spatial with SQL Server 2008 covers everything you need to know to begin using these new spatial datatypes, and explains how to apply them in practical situations involving the spatial relationships of people, places, and things on the earth.

  • All of the spatial concepts introduced are explained from the ground up, so you need not have any previous knowledge of working with spatial data.
  • Every section is illustrated with code examples that you can use directly in SQL Server.
  • All of the topics covered in this book apply to all versions of SQL Server 2008, including the freely available SQL Server 2008 Express.

About the authors

Alastair Aitchison has more than eight years of experience as a management information consultant, specializing in the design and deployment of online reporting systems. For the last three years, he has been employed as a reporting and analysis manager at Aviva, the world's fifth largest insurance group. In this role, he has championed the use of spatial data in corporate applications including the geographic analysis of risk patterns, plotting the success of regional marketing campaigns, and understanding the impact of major weather incidents. Alastair is a Microsoft Office Specialist Master Instructor and has delivered numerous training courses to individuals and small groups on a range of software packages.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beginning Spatial with SQL Server 2008
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Alastair Aitchison
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-1830-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-1830-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-1829-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 456
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