PDC 2009 is next week – I’ll be Building Location Aware Applications with the SQL Server Spatial Library at Session SVR33 – Tuesday

I will be presenting at PDC next week with Ed Katibah and Torsten Grabs on uses of the SQL Server Spatial library (SQLTypes).   The session will be on Tuesday at 12:30pm.    Title: Building Location Aware Applications with the SQL Server Spatial Library Abstract: Did you know that the new SQL Server 2008 Spatial Types are…

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Watch out for gotcha with missing VC++ runtime dlls when deploying .NET applications that leverage the new SQL Server Spatial Types libraries.

In my previous blog post I discussed the ability to leverage the SQL Server type library in your own .NET applications.  The article showed how to create a simple console application that calculates some areas for different shapes and how to create these shapes either from a text representation like WKT or “by hand” using…

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Why I should have paid more attention in geometry class: Embedding the new SQL Server Spatial CLR types and functionality directly into your own .NET applications.

In SQL Server 2008 we introduced the ability to store spatial objects as columns within a database through the Geometry and Geography types as well as the ability to perform efficient query operations against those columns through the use of a new Spatial index. These data types were implemented as CLR (.NET) types hosted by…

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