My latest MSDN magazine column on Visualizing Spatial Data is out in the Novemeber issue. It covers three ways to visualize SQL Server 2008 spatial data:
SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services Map Control
ESRI MapIt Version 1.0
MapPoint Add-In for SQL Server 2008
Interestingly because the lead times are rather long for the column, we've already seen new versions of some of these.
SQL Server 2008 R2 November CTP was available last week with updates to the Map Control
ESRI MapIt Version 1.1 shipped this week
Oh well…so its now better and richer than the software I originally wrote about. More about that as I get caught up from TechEd last week.