Monthly Archives: January 2011

The CircularString Geometry in SQL Server 11 (Denali)

SQL Server Denali supports several new types of spatial geometry, including the CircularString. The CircularString, like the LineString, is an instantiable geometry derived from the abstract curve class. However, unlike the LineString which uses linear interpolation to connect points using … Continue reading

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Drivetime Polygons with MapPoint and Bing Maps

There was a time, a few years ago, when the MapPoint CD could regularly be found in my computer’s CD drive… back then, it was the best tool for examining maps, plotting routes, and creating your own sets of pushpin … Continue reading

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The bing.com/maps site, the Bing Maps key, and the Elevation REST Service

http://www.bing.com/maps is Microsoft’s consumer-facing map site. The functionality that it exposes (geocoding, routing, map display etc.) is based on, although not identical to, the features available through the Bing Maps AJAX Control and Silverlight control. A recent question on the … Continue reading

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Bing Maps UK Usergroup Meeting – January 19th 2011

The videos from the last Bing Maps UK UG meeting are now available online at the group homepage – http://bingmapsuk.ning.com. Apologies for the poor audio quality – as a group we’ve always felt that there was a benefit in moving … Continue reading

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