Working with Spatial Data (Database Engine)

SQL Server 2008 supports the geometry and geography data types for storing spatial data. These types support methods and properties that allow for the creation, comparison, analysis, and retrieval of spatial data.

Types of Spatial Data

Describes the types of spatial data that can be represented in SQL Server.

Spatial Reference Identifiers (SRIDs)

Explains how SRIDs work with spatial instances.

Getting Started with the geometry Data Type

Introduces the geometry data type in SQL Server.

Getting Started with the geography Data Type

Introduces the geography data type in SQL Server.