This week we examine Microsoft's announcement that the next release of SQL Server, SQL Server 2008, expected next year, will include support for spatial data. We consider that the announcement was made at Microsoft's first Business Intelligence Conference and how that may impact the product's development. We also look at how the new technology will play in a market crowded with databases, both commercial and open source that support spatial data.
SQL Server 2008 to Support Spatial Data
The DigitalGlobe Foundation was established to support university research and the next generation of geospatial technology users through grants of satellite imagery. In this interview, Editor in Chief Joe Francica discusses the mission of the Foundation with its executive director, Mark Brender.