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What recommended book can you provide about data modelling for geographical spatial data (geometry) in SQL server?

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Could you elaborate on what sense of "data modeling" you mean? Are you talking about designing databases? Choosing (and processing) geometric abstractions to represent real-world features? Creating scientific and statistical models of geographic features? Something else? – whuber Jan 14 '13 at 20:58
    
Q. Are you talking about designing databases? A. Yes Q. Choosing (and processing) geometric abstractions to represent real-world features? A. yes - – HelloWorld Jan 14 '13 at 22:28
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This book isn't specifically about data modeling, but I have found it particularly useful for working with spatial data in SQL Server.

http://www.amazon.com/Beginning-Spatial-Server-Experts-Voice/dp/1430218290

There is also a newer book that will be more advanced and focused on SQL Server 2012, but I haven't looked at this myself yet.

http://www.amazon.com/Spatial-Server-2012-Professional-Apress/dp/1430234911/ref=pd_sim_b_1/180-7129448-9163723

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