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Pro Spatial with SQL Server 2012 by Alastair Aitchison

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C H A P T E R  17

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In the last chapter, I demonstrated some of the ways in which you can visualize spatial information from SQL Server using applications such as Google Earth and Bing Maps. These tools are great for presenting a graphical interface to a dataset represented primarily by simple placement of cartographic features—via markers, lines, or shaded areas on a map—and are suitable in situations when you want the map to be the primary focus of user attention.

However, in practice, location information is rarely treated in isolation, nor is it necessarily the most important element in business databases; more often, it is just one aspect of information, a single dimension that needs to be presented and interpreted in ...

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