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Pro Spatial with SQL Server 2012 by Alastair Aitchison

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Foreword

Spatial data has always been an important component to comprehensive information management but it has struggled to escape its “techie” origins. Spatial data management debuted in SQL Server 2008 as a comprehensive yet simple spatial implementation designed to provide solutions for both experienced and novice practitioners. Alastair's book, “Beginning Spatial with SQL Server 2008”, provided an excellent introduction into the basic concepts of spatial data management and how to apply these to the spatial features in SQL Server 2008. This book remains a basic staple for those wishing to implement spatial using SQL Server regardless of version.

With the release of SQL Server 2012, Microsoft has continued to refine spatial data management, ...

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