STPointFromWKB (geography Data Type)

APPLIES TO: yesSQL Server (starting with 2008) yesAzure SQL Database noAzure SQL Data Warehouse noParallel Data Warehouse

Returns a geographyPoint instance from an Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Well-Known Binary (WKB) representation.


STPointFromWKB ( 'WKB_point' , SRID )  


Is the WKB representation of the geographyPoint instance you wish to return. WKB_point is a varbinary(max) expression.

Is an int expression representing the spatial reference ID (SRID) of the geographyPoint instance you wish to return.

Return Types

SQL Server return type: geography

CLR return type: SqlGeography

OGC type: Point


This method throws a FormatException if the input is not well-formatted.


The following example uses STPointFromWKB() to create a geography instance.

DECLARE @g geography;  
SET @g = geography::STPointFromWKB(0x010100000017D9CEF753D347407593180456965EC0, 4326);  
SELECT @g.ToString();  

See Also

OGC Static Geography Methods