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Parse (geography Data Type)

Applies To: SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016 Preview

Topic Status: Some information in this topic is preview and subject to change in future releases. Preview information describes new features or changes to existing features in Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2).

Returns a geography instance from an Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Well-Known Text (WKT) representation. Parse() is equivalent to STGeomFromText, except that it assumes a spatial reference ID (SRID) of 4326 as a parameter. The input may carry optional Z (elevation) and M (measure) values.

This geography data type method supports FullGlobe instances or spatial instances that are larger than a hemisphere.

Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version), Azure SQL Database.

Parse ( 'geography_tagged_text' )

geography_tagged_text

Is the WKT representation of the geography instance to return. geography_tagged_text is an nvarchar expression.

SQL Server return type: geography

CLR return type: SqlGeography

The OGC type of the geography instance returned by Parse() is set to the corresponding WKT input.

The string 'Null' will be interpreted as a null geography instance.

This method will throw ArgumentException if the input contains an antipodal edge.

The following example uses Parse() to create a geography instance.

DECLARE @g geography; 
SET @g = geography::Parse('LINESTRING(-122.360 47.656, -122.343 47.656)');
SELECT @g.ToString();
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