Spatial Data: Cooler Than You’d Think
Presenter: Hope Foley
Spatial data is being pushed more and more into the forefront of our application universe. With the advent of MapPoint and Google Maps companies are consistently pushing the boundaries of what traditional databases can do. Now with SQL Server 2008 we have built-in spatial data types that will make your life a little easier in the days to come. This session will focus on utilizing these native types to store, analyze, and retrieve spatial data so that you can become the spatial data pro in your organization.
About the Speaker
Hope Foley has over 10 years experience in the IT world and has worked across many industries with small business enterprises, start ups, and Fortune 500 companies. Hope joined PTI in 2007 as a SQL Server Database Administrator/Analyst and last year took over as Principal Microsoft Consultant, where she now leads a team of expert Database Administrators and Developers. More recently, Hope has added presenter to her resume, and presents for both PTI and various user groups around the country. She has obtained the certification of MCITP: Database Administration (2005/2008).