Here's a great link from today's SQL Server 2008 Jumpstart event: http://mikeo.co.uk/demo/sqlspatial/default.aspx
This web page uses Virtual Earth to help you generate spatial queries. It should help you get started with spatial data.
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About John Paul Cook
John Paul Cook is both a Registered Nurse and a Microsoft SQL Server MVP experienced in Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle database application design, development, and implementation. He has spoken at many conferences including Microsoft TechEd and the SQL PASS Summit. He has worked in oil and gas, financial, manufacturing, and healthcare industries. Experienced in systems integration and workflow analysis, John is passionate about combining his IT experience with his nursing background to solve difficult problems in healthcare. He sees opportunities in using business intelligence and Big Data to satisfy healthcare meaningful use requirements and improve patient outcomes. Contributing author to SQL Server MVP Deep Dives
and SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume 2