SQL Spatial – OSGeo Project, QGIS, and GDAL

The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to foster global adoption of open geospatial technology by being an inclusive software foundation devoted to an open philosophy and participatory community driven development. ~ https://www.osgeo.org/about/ There are a number of projects that have joined OSGeo Community or have been through the …

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SQL Spatial – Creating spatial data from scratch

In this blog series we will dig into spatial data available in SQL Server. This second post will be creating spatial data manually. The three base objects will be reviewed and see different examples of queries. Let’s start by opening up SSMS and connecting to a SQL Server instance that is 2008 or higher. Spatial …

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Azure Databricks and Lambda Architecture

To get started with Microsoft Azure Databricks, log into your Azure portal. If you do not have an Azure subscription, create a free account before you begin. Another great way to get started with Databricks is a free notebook environment with a micro-cluster called Community Edition. Nathan Marz coined the term Lambda Architecture (LA) while working …

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