SQL Server 2008 R2 has negatively integrated ability to work with maps. There are few ways how one can select map and use them in their projects. The one I recently came across was MapGallery. By default SQL Server 2008 R2 is enabled for USA maps. This is quite common request from developers around the globe that they want the same feature available in their own country.
Solid Quality Mentor Diego Nogare has recently worked on project and have put the same project online on CodePlex. This project has maps from all around the world and one can use the existing maps as well create new maps as well. The new maps also can be used by others. I am sure every developer who has previously requested the same feature will be happy as this project is now live.
I love working with Spatial Database and I have written before many articles on the same subject. I have earlier wrote about the article on the same subject over SQL SERVER – World Shapefile Download and Upload to Database – Spatial Database.
Have any of you worked with this tool and if yes, what is your experience.
Reference : Pinal Dave (http://blog.SQLAuthority.com)