Im trying to get familiar with spatial data using sql server 2008.
I use book: http://www.beginningspatial.com/
and there is sample data: http://www.census.gov/geo/cob/bdy/zt/z500shp/zt06_d00_shp.zip
I uploaded it to my sql server database and Spatial results are presented well. Everything seems to be ok but when I tried to calculate distance between 2 geometries result is really small.
For example 0.27
The same is if I try to calculate STLength of given region. Result also is very small like 0.19 for example.
I wonder why the results are so small. I used SRID 4269 importing data.
Does anyone have any idea why is it like that ? I think that the result whould be in meters.
Thanks for any advice