Taking Microsoft SQL Server into the World of Spatial Data Management

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Microsoft SQL Server and SQL Azure are providing extensive support for two-dimensional spatial data processing. This presentation provides a short introduction to the world of spatial data processing. It talks about use cases and how spatial technology in SQL Server helps solve the common spatial questions such as, "Where are the nearest restaurants?" It discusses the difference between planar and geodetic spatial data and requirements. Finally, it presents the new spatial capabilities introduced in SQL Server 2012 and talks about how to utilize spatial indices to provide performing spatial queries. #TEDBI324
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