I was wondering if any developers are aware of this open product and if so is anyone planning to add support for it in GeoServer.
I am using MsSqlSpatial on SqlExpress (not open but free) and on a 64bit windows platform running SQL 2005 x64. I have ArcGIS 9.1 and the new 9.2 ArcGIS server and a variety of extensions. Also author in mapguide. My basic problem , which is solved by MsSqlSpatial is specific geoprocessing tasks need to run using a client arcinfo license which makes nightly production runs on the SQL platform call external resources (ARC). The new release 9.2 still does not support simple access in MsSQL. The simple access spec allows me to write sql syntax to do my geoprocessing which I now do with MsSqlSpatial.
If GeoServer supported MSSQLSpatial I'd have an excellent way to display and develop web applications with direct access to my geography data.
Opengeospatial lists the product at...
SFS(TF) 1.1, SFS 1.1.0