Microsoft SQL Server
implements extensive support for location-based data. Pro Spatial with SQL Server
2012 introduces SQL
Server's spatial feature set, and covers everything you'll need to know to store, manipulate, and analyze information about the physical location of objects in space. You’ll learn about the geography and geometry datatypes, and how to apply them in practical situations involving the spatial relationships of people, places, and things on Earth.
Author Alastair Aitchison first introduces you to SQL
Server's spatial feature set and the fundamental concepts involved in working with spatial data, including spatial references and co-ordinate systems. You'll learn to query, analyze, and interpret spatial data using tools such as Bing Maps and SQL Server
Reporting Services. Throughout, you'll find helpful code examples that you can adopt and extend as a basis for your own projects.