SQL Server 2008 R2 Map
I have been exploring SQL 2008 R2 little more on BI environment. The interesting thing i found in it is SSRS with Map Layer. it is an enhanced feature in SQL R2 release.
You can deliver your report base on geographical data (spatial data). It includes Shape file data source with the report layer.
Analytical feature in the map helps you to build report for geographical data analysis.
Tools foun free:
ShapetoSQL is a free data loading tool which helps developer to upload shape file data into sql server
Mail me if you need more information about SSRS Map layer or raise your issues. we will find the solution together.