DbGeography Reverse Polygon Point Order (Ring Orientation) With Entity Framework 5, WKTString and MSSQL 2008

If you draw a polygon using Google maps in a clock wise direction and then try to create a DbGeography object from the Well Known Text String (WKTString) it will create a polygon that covers the area of the earth EXCEPT the area you drew on the map.

To reverse the Polygon Point Order (Ring Orientation), you can use the following code:

using Microsoft.SqlServer.Types;
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Data.Spatial;
using System.Data.SqlTypes;

namespace SomeNamespace
 public static class DbGeographyHelper

// 4326 is most common coordinate system used by GPS/Maps
 // 4326 format puts LONGITUDE first then LATITUDE
 private static int _coordinateSystem = 4326;

public static DbGeography CreatePolygon(string wktString)
 var sqlGeography =
 SqlGeography.STGeomFromText(new SqlChars(wktString), _coordinateSystem)

var invertedSqlGeography = sqlGeography.ReorientObject();
 if (sqlGeography.STArea() > invertedSqlGeography.STArea())
 sqlGeography = invertedSqlGeography;

return DbSpatialServices.Default.GeographyFromProviderValue(sqlGeography);


I got the idea from this great post


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