Is spatial and location data supported by SQL Server?

Yes, Spatial data is now supported in Server 2008, including a Spatial data type and Spatial indexes. Planar and geodetic data types are now supported in all SQL Server versions. Geometry data type support includes the ability to store polygons, lines, and other two-dimensional data such as geographic data, architectural data, or engineering design data. The Geography data type is compatible with location-aware services like Virtual Earth. Store the map and location in the and retrieve for use in mapping applications or other location-aware services.


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