I blogged about a bit of a roadtrip of SQL User Groups for a presentation of SQL Spatial. We’ve now added Hobart and Melbourne to the list.
The blurb for our talk is:
SQL Spatial with Virtual Earth
In this visually interactive talk we explore the new spatial data types, functions and indexes directly related to the real world using the interactive browser based Virtual Earth control. We focus on the new Geography data type providing an overview of the new functionality as directly applied to mapping. This includes the storage of points, polylines and polygons as well as real world tasks like effective rendering to the map, geofencing and proximity searches. We explore the power of union and buffering. Finally we examine the new index specifically built for fast spatial lookup.
The talk will inform, teach and demonstrate. You will understand what this new functionality is all about, what data types and functions are needed, how they operate and how to add an effective spatial index to your project.
So the revised schedule is: