Off to PDC

Despite my relative youth, I can be a bit of a fuddy-duddy.  Fighting my natural impulses, I’ve decided to give Twitter a try—at least while I’m at PDC.  So, if you’re interested in tracking me down, surf the tubes over to my very own Truman Show. Or drop me an old-fashioned email. See you at…

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Nearest Neighbors

Hi Folks, Spatial users often want to find the object nearest a given point.  This operation, usually referred to as nearest neighbor search, is remarkably common in many areas of computer science.  In general, we may wish to find not only the nearest, but the k-nearest neighbors. How can we accomplish this with SQL Server? …

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A Few Strange Functions

Hi Folks, A post on the spatial forum last week caught my attention for entirely non-spatial reasons: it made use of two functions—RADIANS() and DEGREES()—that I never knew existed. It seems rather strange that out of the innumerable (well, technically enumerable) list of functions that we could implement, someone felt these were worth the effort. …

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Conference Correction

Hi Folks, Unfortunately, I need to correct an earlier post of mine.  I will not be speaking at PASS this year—it looks like there were some mixed signals.  If you’re looking for your spatial fix, Michael Rys will be talking about types and indexing. Still, PASS is on my home turf, so I’ll be around:…

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