SQL Server Spatial Art

Yesterday I attended Hope Foley‘s webinar during 24 Hours of PASS, thanks for that!

A few examples:
Here’s Michael Coles Christmas card of 2009:
http://sqlblog.com/blogs/michael_coles/archive/2009/12/22/merry-christmas.aspx
sql-server-christmas-card-by-michael-coles

Here’s a great example by Michael J Swart:
http://michaeljswart.com/2010/02/more-images-from-the-spatial-results-tab/

sql-server-christmas-card-by-michael-j-swart

How can I create such art?
Well Alex Whittles explains how you could accomplish this on his blog:
http://www.purplefrogsystems.com/blog/2011/05/sql-server-art-using-spatial-data/

Besides that it’s cool, a more practical use for spatial data is for example if you’re in the hotel of conference business.
Imagine a report that displays your floor layout and also if a room is occupied or not? Perhaps also to display block-reservations (groups), like for example for SQL Saturday or when your local footbal club is staying at your hotel?

Here’s an example:
http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/forums/sqlserver/en-US/82706ecf-f932-417a-bb6f-b7b26a53ace6/drawingtracing-tools-for-a-blueprint

sql-server-spatial-floorplan








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