Spatial data

In modern applications, often you want to show your data on a map, using the physical location. You might also want to show the shape of the objects that your data describes. You can use spatial data for tasks like these. You can represent the objects with points, lines, or polygons. From the simple shapes you can create complex geometrical objects or geographical objects—for example, cities and roads. Spatial data appears in many contemporary databases. Acquiring spatial data has become quite simple with the Global Positioning System (GPS) and other technologies. In addition, many software packages and database management systems help you work with spatial data. SQL Server supports two spatial data types from version 2008:

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