geography Data Type Method Reference

geography Data Type Method Reference


Applies To: SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016 Preview

SQL Server supports a set of methods for the geography spatial data type, including methods on geography that are defined by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standard and a set of Microsoft extensions to that standard.

The error tolerance for the geography methods can be as large as 1.0e-7 * extents. The extents refer to the approximate maximal distance between points of the geography object.

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