Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database server product by Microsoft. Its primary query languages are T-SQL and ANSI SQL.

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What are the best databases for storing spatial data? Pros and Cons

A couple of days ago I installed the demo of spatialware 4.9 from MapInfo into my SQL Server 2005 install and loaded all the larger dataset into it. I was quite impressed with the performance vs the ...
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Is it possible to reproject spatial data using SQL Server?

SQL Server takes an SRID when creating spatial data, but is it possible to retrieve an object as a different spheroid? For example, let's say I have a bunch of spatial polygons using SRID 4258, but ...
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How to assign geometry to records in a table that contain an ID of a geometry point?

We are looking to map out 'incidents' at schools, but the incident table, which contains a few thousand records, only has a school number (plus the incident data). The table format is an Excel ...
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How to import shape file into SQL Server 2008 R2 using only SQL scripts?

I am trying to import some shape files into SQL Server 2008 R2. I found this useful tool called Shape2SQL however I am not sure how I can import shape file directly using only SQL scripts as this is ...
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Transforming geometry coordinates from SRID 4326 to SRID 3011

In SQLServer geometry field, I want to change the coordinates of geometry from one spatial reference system to another spatial reference system (from SRID 4326 to SRID 3011) by using ST_Transform. But ...
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Using ArcGIS Desktop with SQL Server Spatial as backend?

I'm wondering how best to use ArcGIS Desktop and SQL Server 2008 together. At the moment we run manual imports and exports between sql 2008 and arcgis 10 shape files. With sql 2008 having a geography ...
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ArcGIS Server Error: “Feature service requires a registered database”

I'm attempting to publish a feature service to ArcGIS server. I'm running SQL Server Express and ArcSDE. When I try to publish the service I get the error "00090: Feature service requires a registered ...
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STIntersects - Update field to give me count of points in polygon

I have a points layer (dbo.ptLayer) Around 1M points Spatial Geometry Type (dbo.ptLayer.geom) No spatial index just yet, but will create one once data gathering complete. I have a polygon layer ...
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Shapefile to MSSQL with ogr2ogr fails to make connection

I am using ogr2ogr from OSGeo4W on my Windows 7 box to import a shapefile into a SQL Server database on one of my servers. I was able to successfully complete the conversion using shp2sqlserver, but I ...
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Autonumbering fields in versioned ArcSDE Geodatabase?

I want to have a field with autonumbering in ArcGIS. I have a versioned ArcSDE for SQL Server geodatabase. Thus, using the identity seed attribute in the SQL Server is not an option. Is it not ...
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Routing in MS SQL 2012

I would like to perform routing in MS SQL 2012 similar to pgRouting. In pgRouting, I'd do the following steps to create a routable network: Create a database routing with template template_routing ...
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Find closest lat long to an input lat long (SQL Server 2008)

I have a point cloud in my database (SQL Server 2008 spatial). That is about 6 million records. There are 3 columns: id, value, geom. What is the optimal way of getting the 'value' at input lat long?? ...
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When to store geometries using SQL-server geometry datatypes or ArcSDE?

With the release of SQL Server 2008 Microsoft added geometry data types. So geometries can now in an ESRI enviroment be either be stored using SQL-Server datatypes or ArcSDE datatypes. A colleague ...
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Trigger on SQL Server 2008 ArcSDE 10 and ArcGIS Server 10

I need to build a sql server db trigger to update a date field with the current date when a record is inserted or updated, I think. I will be using the date field as a way to recognize ...
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How can I fix my complex Polygons so they show correctly in Google Maps?

Problem: I'm trying to find a way to fix some broken polygon shapes and I'm not sure how I can do this. Details: I've got a number of polygons which I basically imported from TIGERLINES a while ...
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Create a geography/geometry column from x and y fields - SQL Server 2008

Hy guys, I'm new in SQL Server 2008 and I hope you will understand my question/need. Thus, I have a table which contains 3 fields (Name, Lat and Long) in my data base (spatial). I want to create a ...
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QGIS and SQL Server Spatial Tables Performance

I'm trying to get a SQL Server 2008 R2 spatial database up and running to streamline the production of maps using QGIS. Currently I just have a handful of spatial tables (a postcode level point table ...
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How to preserve non-ASCII characters in ogr2ogr import?

I want to import a list of international place names and their locations into a SQL Server database using ogr2ogr. The source data is a CSV file encoded in UTF-8. I've prepared a five-record sample ...
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How can we use SQL to update feature class attributes in a versioned geodatabase in ArcGIS Workgroup

ArcGIS Workgroup Edition 9.3.1, MS SQL 2005 Express I have some attribute data that I want to periodically update with information from another RDBMS using SQL UPDATE commands. The data is ...
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What is the significance of the SDE lineage length?

ORA-55378 left a great answer to my question: Does a high number of SDE_state_lineages slow performance? But, I realized I don't really understand what lineage length means and how it affects ...
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Does a high number of SDE_state_lineages slow performance?

In our SDE database, the SDE_state_lineages table has around 200,000 records, the SDE_states has around 900, and our SDE_versions table has around 1,300 records. We've been having performance issues ...
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Using arcpy.da.editor on a transactional version raising errors [duplicate]

I've run up against a wall trying to get an edit session to work on a version. These are the scenarios Ive gone through in the code and their error mesages: Setting up an edit session not as a ...
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STDistance Unit in SQL Server 2008

I've got a SPROC in SQL Server 2008 where I'm trying to calculate the distance between a point and a polygon, and I'm getting unexpected results. I am passing a parameter (@Radius) in miles to the ...
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Do any of the SQL Server 2008 R2 SP 2 cumulative updates contain the MAXDOP spatial index fix?

I am troubleshooting ArcGIS 10.1 performance issues with SQL Server 2008 R2 SP 2 (10.50.4000) and the issue appears to be this MAXDOP issue: ...
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Do I need ArcGIS for server to edit my MS SQL Server database?

Here is what I have: ArcGIS Desktop Advanced (10.2) & MS SQL Server 2008 R2 Here is my problem: I need to be able to connect to the ms sql server and import, export, create, and edit spatial ...
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How can I automatically split a spatial layer to a grid [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Divide vector in equal smaller parts in QGIS or similar I am a software engineer and the company I work for has a project that needs some spatial data manipulation in ...
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Load and display a layer from SQL Server using PyQGIS

I'm having a go at using pyqgis from within the QGIS python console to load a layer from SQL Server and display it. I feel like I'm part way there but I'm having a real issue getting the layer to ...
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How to create polygons in ArcMap 10.0 using lat/long data from SQL Server 2008 database?

Forgive me if this is very basic, as I'm new to GIS work (though I've been a programmer for 10 years) and so I'm not really sure how to approach this, but here goes... Can I take a table with ...
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Is there a way to get centroid of geographic object in MSSQL?

I have a table of OSM geographic roads in MSSQL 2012. I want to create a new column with the centroid of each road (So I can set center on OpenLayers map for each road). How can I do it ?
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Why don't my polygons from MSSQL2008 display in QGIS?

I have imported a polygon shape file in MSSQL2008 using Shape2SQL loader without any issue. When I import the loaded polygon file in QGIS, I can't see it ! When I import other point or line features ...
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Merging edited data back into ArcSDE master geodatabase?

I need some suggestions/inspiration for a problem we have. The problem: We have an ArcSDE master GIS database. We will edit this data almost exclusively outside of ArcGIS and outside of ArcSDE. In ...
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Any Good Map Rendering Engines for SqlGeometry/SqlGeography

Can anyone suggest good map rendering engines for MS SQL Server Spatial types (SqlGeometry/SqlGeography)? By rendering, I mean plot the geometries to a common image format such as png or jpeg with ...
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Importing shapefiles to SQL Server

I often use the brilliant SQL Server 2008 Spatial Tools to import shapefiles into SQL Server 2008. This works absolutely fine but it leaves me wondering, how do Microsoft expect end users of SQL ...
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Why does ogr2ogr SHP import error out trying to create a database?

All, Can anyone tell me what the error is with OGR2OGR when trying to import a .SHP into MSSQLSPATIAL? ERROR 1: MSSQL Spatial driver doesn't currently support database creation. Please create ...
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add new SRID to sql server

Is it possible to add a new SRID to sql server 2012? I've tried insert into sys.spatial_reference_systems values (4938, 'GEOCCS["GDA94",DATUM["Geocentric Datum of Australia 1994",SPHEROID["GRS ...
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How can I display this polygon in Google Maps, properly

NOTE: this question is sorta like a follow-on question to this original GIS Question I asked. In that question, the main suggestion was that I was trying to show two polys. Now, I'm asking about a ...
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Populate X and Y fields in SDE Point Data Using SQL trigger

Here is my situation. I am running ESRI ArcGIS Server and Desktop 10.2 on SQL Server 2008 R2. I would like to populate the Latitude and Longitude fields from point data (Signs data collected using ...
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ArcSDE performance and table changes on upgrade from 9.3 to 10.1?

I'm using ArcSDE 9.3 and SQL Server 2008 R2 and I want to migrate from ArcSDE 9.3 to ArcSDE 10.1. Is there any performance differences between ArcSDE 10.1 and ArcSDE 9.3 ? Is there any change ...
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Why do I get wrong length using STLength on MultiLineString?

I have 2 MultiLineString representing the a route (first is driving there and the second is the return way) . MULTILINESTRING ((34.787315938035292 31.318235314177119, 34.788431415005249 ...
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Plotting large numbers of objects on a chart using R and WKT format

I am retrieving thousands of geometry lines in WKT format from a Microsoft SQL Server database. I would like to plot all of those lines in one map, but I am having some difficulty with the code. How ...
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How to import shapefiles into MS SQL 2008 and then view that data using QGIS?

I'm a QGIS users but not a database person and I need some help on the DB side. I'm currently in the need to import several shape files into MSSQL 2008 and I have no clue how to do that and my IT guy ...
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Transform Data with Microsoft Spatial SQL

Is there a way to transform geographic data in SQL Server 2008 R2? Specifically, I want to take Lat/Long data and convert it to a State Plane coordinate system.
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In ArcSDE, SQL Studio Manager 2012, How to get pixel data using a point layer?

I was using 'where' and 'ST_Intersects' with polygon data to get values 'under' my point layer. Example: Select rd.[FORESTNAME] as Forest, Count(Distinct morel.[OBJECTID]) AS Observations From ...
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Connecting to SQL Server Geodatabase using ArcObject in C#

I am going to save a polygon that is created from points to remote geodatabase.I am new with arcobject and cant undrestand how it works..at this point I want to open a connection to database using ...
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MSSQL Connection settings for QGIS

OK first lets get the blond elements out of the way- I'm not asking for how I connect to my actual database. What I'm asking for is an example or screen shot of the entries required when setting up a ...
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Find Nearby GPS Navigation Route

I am developing a car pooling website. For that, I have created the database which has the different route options selected by different user. These routes are saved in the Database as Geography ...
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Why can't QGIS connect to MS SQL Server?

All, Up until yesterday, QGIS connected to my SQL Server 2012 database no problem. However, yesterday I installed SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), and the SQL Server Client tools, and now I get ...
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How to convert SQL Server Rasters to ASCII Grid?

I have 25km by 25km squares of the world in a relational database. Each square has coordinates for the top left and lower right corner as latitudes and longitudes. Each square also has an index ilat ...
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dealing with geometry that should be geography (bad coordinates)

I'm working on a project with a few publicly available datasets. One of them is from the USGS, it's their prediction of peak ground acceleration in 50 years. Here's a link, and here's what it looks ...
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SQL Geometry Query similar to Select by Centroid

Does anyone know if it's possible to query SQL geometry by something like 'centroid of polygon'...similar to ArcMap's select by location? I'm using SQL Server 2008 R2 as the DBMS. I have two polygon ...