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  • Blog Post: Expenses on Virtual Earth

    There’s a lot of heat on MP’s expenses so if you want to quickly see how your local MP compares then have a look at them on Virtual Earth here .. What I like about this is that it shows the spikes, so in my neck of the woods this MP is in red because he’s claiming a lot. But what’s interesting...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Advent Calendar 22 – Spatial Data

    Day 22 of my virtual advent calendar, about stuff I like in SQL Server 2008.. SQL Server 2008 now has data types to store points lines and polygons in 2 spatial data type, Geometry and Geography. I have already posted quite extensively on spatial data, but it is is one of my favourite new things in SQL...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Free Software – a personal top ten

    You might think this will would make for a really short article post but actually  there’s a  huge amount of free tools and resource out there and I have had to restrict myself to a top ten across the server and client,  based on what Simon and I have used.  So please feel free to...
  • Blog Post: Mini Computing Performance

    Performance Management doesn’t just apply to SQL Server, it is just as important in all aspects of engineering.  My cousin Stuart is one such engineer, he takes a standard Mini Cooper (the old kind) and adds a turbo and an Emerald engine control unit (ECU), plus a ton of other tech stuff to ensure...
  • Blog Post: Putting SQL Server data on the Map

    Storing and manipulating spatial data into SQL Server 2008 is fairly straightforward, thanks to its new data types, methods and indexing.  However presenting this data is more of a challenge; showing your users a grid of latitude/longitudes isn’t really going to help and so you need to put your...
  • Blog Post: 1st Day of Christmas – Looking for Vulcans

    I hope you like the card (a result of a miss spent youth at Art College) and are enjoying your well earned break. My 12 days of Christmas this year will take a look at what sort of free stuff you can download from Microsoft, some of which you may already know but maybe not all of them. The series...
  • Blog Post: EcoCamp

    The best thing about my job is the interesting people I get to meet and this weekend was no exception, because I went to an EcoCamp in Coventry and met an arctic explorer and some amazing industrial designers amongst others. You might wonder what that has got to do with my work? Well strictly nothing...
  • Blog Post: Using SQL Server 2008 R2 Report Builder 3 with Bing Maps

    This article shows you how to get started with Report Builder 3 (RB3) and Bing Maps. I could use adventure works to show you this but I thought you might want to see a little bit of our green and pleasant land instead. To do this I have put the previous SQLBits venues into a venue table.. CREATE...
  • Blog Post: A worked example of using spatial and olap data in Reporting Services part 2

    Following on from my my post on Monday I wanted to show you how to link reports together using the mapping control in Report Builder 3.  This is actually pretty easy to do as any polygon or point on a map can have an action associated with it and one of the available action types allows you to call...