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SQL 2008 Spatial with Virtual Earth
Author: Jeff Wharton Date Posted: 11/22/2007 8:44:55 PM
SQL 2008 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.

John O'Brien
John is a consultant who specialises in Microsoft .NET development including ASP.NET AJAX, DotNetNuke and Windows Live Services. Based in Brisbane John is passionate about integrating Live Services into applications.
John was awarded a Microsoft Windows Live Developer MVP in April 2007 and can be found helping people learn both online and in person.

Bronwen Zande
Bronwen is a consultant who specialises in Microsoft Live Services and Microsoft .NET development.
When not working with Windows Live, Bronwen helps bring together Geek Girls from around the globe.

Venue: Canberra Microsoft Office, Level 2, 44 Sydney Avenue, BARTON | Duration Pizza & drinks from 5:00 pm for a 5:30 pm start. Finish approximately 7:30pm | On: Wednesday, January 9, 2008