geodatabase

Does SQL Azure have Allure?

I love SQL Server 2008 spatial functionality. Not only because it has effectively killed off the middle-man GIS database software, but it even sticks to OGC standards allowing the same data and tables to be used in nearly all GIS software. However I have some reservations about the use of SQL Azure for GIS applications. […]



MapInfo and SQL Server 2008

For a new project I am working for the first time with MapInfo 10 “the world’s premier desktop mapping application.” In an effort to move away from MapInfo’s .tab files (the shapefile equivalent) I was keen to test out the direct connection to geometry stored in SQL Server 2008. Until version 9.5 data could only […]