O'Reilly logo

Expert SQL Server 2005 Development by Hugo Kornelis, Lara Rubbelke, Adam Machanic

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 9. Working with Spatial Data

One of the major new terrains for software development is that of geospatial data. GPS systems have rapidly advanced from military intelligence equipment to toys for the happy few to generally available household appliances. Now that these positioning systems are affordable for everyone, the market for applications for those systems is booming as welland as a result, interest in efficient techniques for storing and retrieving geospatial data continues to increase.

The topic of spatial data is broader than just geospatial data. Air traffic controllers need to know altitude of a plane as well as the ground position to ensure that planes won't fly into each other, astrologists need a way to represent the locations ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required