Friday, 06 June 2008 10:23
TechZulu's Geoffrey Emery Interviews Matt Penner at the firestarter Event. Mat talks about his work with sql spatial and what it takes to get into the GIS(Geographical Information Systems). Mat then takes us down the path of the how GIS has changed the way people think about maps in general and what we can learn from the great technological advancement.
Matt is a database engineer and the GIS Administrator for the Val Verde Unified School District in Perris, CA. He has been an avid developer since the days of Basic on an old XT and loves to be involved with technology on the cutting edge. As an officer in the Inland Empire .NET User's Group he enjoys regular discussions with fellow colleagues and presenters about development strategies and the future of technology. He has been an administrator of Microsoft SQL Server since version 6.5 and a .Net developer since 1.0. As a GIS developer for the last couple of years his "daily work" projects often include managing and manipulating spatial data.
Beginning SQL Spatial Features
Introducing spatial data types, what they are, how they work in SQL Server 2008 and what you can start to do with them.
Advanced SQL Spatial Features and Real World Examples
Manipulation of spatial data using the built-in analysis functions as well as using Virtual Earth to create real world examples.