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    These live classes are offered both on client sites, at our Geneva training center, and via a Web interface.

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Developing Spatial Data Solutions With Microsoft SQL Server 2008

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Course duration

  • 5 Days

Course Outline

This five-day instructor-led SQL Server 2008 training class provides students with the knowledge and skills to create database solutions that use spatial data in Microsoft SQL Server 2008. The course introduces developers to spatial data concepts and the geography and geometry spatial data types in SQL Server 2008 and how to use these data types to store geographic and location-based data and to perform spatial operations and queries.

  • To learn to store spatial data in a SQL Server 2008 database by using the geography and geometry data types.
  • To learn to perform spatial data operations and queries in Transact-SQL code.
  • To learn to create spatial indexes to optimize queries against spatial data types.
  • To learn to display spatial data from a SQL Server database on a Microsoft Virtual Earth map control in a Web page.
  • Experience of creating database solutions in SQL Server, including basic Transact-SQL programming.
  • Familiarity with Web development in Microsoft Visual Studio
  1. Introduction to Spatial Data in SQL Server 2008
    1. Spatial Data Overview
    2. SQL Server Spatial Data Types
    3. Storing and Querying Spatial Objects
    4. Lab : Using Spatial Data Types
      1. Working with Points
      2. Working with Lines
      3. Working with Polygons
  2. Spatial Data Operations
    1. Overview of Spatial Data Operations
    2. Querying Properties of Spatial Instances
    3. Manipulating Spatial Data Instances
    4. Finding Relationships Between Spatial Instances
    5. Lab : Performing Operations on Spatial Data
      1. Querying Spatial Data Properties
      2. Manipulating Spatial Data Instances
      3. Finding Relationships Between Spatial Data Instances
  3. Spatial Data Indexes
    1. Overview of Spatial Indexing in SQL Server 2008
    2. Working with Spatial Indexes
    3. Lab : Working with Spatial Indexes
      1. Creating a Default Spatial Index
      2. Using Custom Tessellation Parameters
  4. Spatial Data and Bing Maps
    1. Introduction to Microsoft Bing Maps
    2. Visualizing Spatial Data on a Web Page
    3. Lab : Integrating Spatial Data with Bing Maps
      1. Creating a GeoRSS Feed Handler
      2. Programming the Map Control

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