STStartPoint (geography Data Type)

Applies to: SQL Server Azure SQL Database Azure SQL Managed Instance

Returns the start point of a geography instance.


.STStartPoint ( )  


To view Transact-SQL syntax for SQL Server 2014 (12.x) and earlier versions, see Previous versions documentation.

Return Types

SQL Server return type: geography

CLR return type: SqlGeography

Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) type: Point


STStartPoint() is the equivalent of STPointN(1).


The following example creates a LineString instance and uses STStartPoint() to retrieve the start point of the instance.

DECLARE @g geography;  
SET @g = geography::STGeomFromText('LINESTRING(-122.360 47.656, -122.343 47.656)', 4326);  
SELECT @g.STStartPoint().ToString();  

See Also

OGC Methods on Geography Instances