I've said it before and I'll say it again, spatial data doesn't get much love in SQL Server. It is a feature worthy of much appreciation and will become more vital as more location data is collected. In this session we will explore spatial data and discover many ways it can be used for incredible analytics. You will learn some new ways to visualize your data outside of the typical plots on a Bing map layer. Come and learn how powerful spatial data can be even though it lacks a snazzy "power" title.
Hope Foley (http://hopefoley.com/), a SQL Server MVP with over 13 years of experience in the IT world, has worked across many industries including insurance, health organization, and federal government. She recently joined team at BlueGranite as a Business Intelligence consultant. She has been a consultant in SQL Server technologies for over 7 years focusing on database administration and architecture. Hope is an active member in the SQL Server and PASS communities speaking at events and organizing the SQLSaturday event in Indianapolis.