SQL Server takes an SRID when creating spatial data, but is it possible to retrieve with a different SRID translating the coordinates?

For example, let's say I have a bunch of spatial polygons using SRID 4258, but I'd like to use alongside some pre-existing data that has an SRID of 4326 -- are there built in conversions, or do I have to handle this conversion myself?

The SQL-MM method, which PostGIS implements is ST_Transform. How do I do that in SQL Server?


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Transform - ability to transform from one spatial ref to another: No - need 3rd-party tools, Geometry can use any SRID between 0 and 999999. Spatial Tools free CLR add-on does provide limited transform support.

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Not by default, but check the SQL Server Spatial Tools developed by MSDN on GitHub. Specifically, the affine transformation functions.

  • +1 I find these tools to be an essential part of Sql Server. Oct 20, 2010 at 13:23

Example for reprojection from EPSG:2193 to EPSG:3857

c:\OSGeo4W64\bin\ogr2ogr.exe ^
 -f "MSSQLSpatial"^
 -sql "SELECT [Id], [Shape].STAsText() Shape FROM [SourceDbName].[dbo].[SourceTableName]"^
 -nln "DestTableName"^
 -s_srs EPSG:2193^
 -t_srs EPSG:3857

After this execute SQL Query

update  [DestDbName].[dbo].[DestTableName]
set     [ogr_geometry] =  geometry::STGeomFromText([shape], 3857)

I had a similar problem and solved in by .Net. I developed a dll in C# and then defined it as a CLR function in MSSQL. Whenever I call this function, this does the conversion for me. Please see this approach at Stack Overflow. , and this https://stackoverflow.com/questions/52618277/how-do-spatial-reprojection-in-sql-server

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