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Geospatial with Azure SQL Database

In this chapter, we will give you a brief overview of Azure’s SQL Database and how it can be used to host your geospatial data. We will then present a sample application that takes the geospatial earthquake data from http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/ and stores it on the SQL Database.

SQL Database Overview

If you are familiar with SQL Server then transitioning to Azure SQL Database is straightforward as the latter is just the cloud-based implementation of a relational database that is built on top of Microsoft SQL Server. You will often find that SQL Database is referred to as SQL Azure in many ...

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