In the first three chapters of this book I introduced you to the main components necessary to define spatial data in SQL Server, namely, a set of coordinate locations, the spatial reference system in which those coordinates are defined, the type of geometry used to represent a feature, and the datatype in which that feature is stored.
In this chapter, we apply the knowledge you’ve gained so far in a practical context, by looking at the different methods you can use to create items of
geography data. Every method requires those same key pieces of information: the spatial reference system, type of geometry, and datatype, together with the coordinates that define that instance.
The way in which ...