Look at some interesting and unexpected aspects of spatial data, where intuitive expectations collide with the hard realities of geometry and computation. Explore problems such as the ambiguity in spatial constructs, the certainty and precision of spatial calculations, and how types interact with indexes. Beyond understanding, see a demonstration of techniques for dealing with these issues in SQL Server 2008 using both built-in spatial functionality and server extensions.
Isaac KunenIsaac Kunen is a senior program manager on the SQL Server engine programmability team. Isaac has recently been concentrating on spatial database support, in addition to working on the SQL Server type system, SQL CLR integration, and database extensibility. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2005, Isaac was a developer at BEA Systems.