The preceding sections provide only a brief introduction to spatial data types and how to work with geometry and geography data. For more information on working with spatial data, in addition to Books Online you might want to check out the spatial data technical resource available on MSDN and Microsoft TechNet.
In addition, all examples here deal with spatial data only as data values and coordinates. Spatial data is often most useful when it can be displayed visually, such as on a map. SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services provides new map controls and a map wizard for creating map reports based on spatial data. For more information, see Chapter 55, “SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services.”