Some of you may not have heard that spatial support is coming in the next version of the SQL Server Entity Framework. Here is the first paragraph from a post on this subject:

“One of the highly-anticipated features coming in the next version of Entity Framework is Spatial support. The team has been hard at work designing a compelling story for Spatial, and we would love to get your feedback on it. In this post we will cover:

  • The basics of SQL Server’s spatial support
  • Design goals
  • Walkthrough of design: CLR types, Metadata, Usage, WCF Serialization, Limitations
  • Questions (we want to hear from you!)

This entry will not cover the tools experience as we want to focus on what is happening under the hood. We will blog about the tools design at a later time. For now, be sure that we plan on shipping Spatial with Tools support.”

You can read the full post here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/efdesign/archive/2011/05/04/spatial-types-in-the-entity-framework.aspx