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ArcSDE

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Mar 9, 2007 at 4:40 PM
Is there any code planned to work w/ ArcSDE, its APIs, or w/ ArcSDE SDEBinary data format. I'm familiar w/ Oracles Spatial Cartridge & SDO format, and was hoping to find similiar functionality in SQLServer
Mar 10, 2007 at 9:07 AM
What do you mean by "Work with ArcSDE"? To me, ArcSDE and MsSqlSpatial is just two different ways of having a database support geometry and do spatial queries on them (OK ArcSDE is a lot more in some cases, and a lot less in others but still...).
Furthermore what kind of "functionality" are you seeking in SDO and SDEBinary that WKB doesn't have? It's just a format for storing the geometry as binary and nothing more, and you need a client API to access and edit the data. With MsSqlSpatial, everything can be accomplished in pure SQL, and you can therefore use any MsSql data provider to access it.