Monthly Archives: May 2011

The 4th Dimension – Creating Dynamic Animated Tile Layers in Bing Maps (AJAX v7) – Part 4

Now that I’ve got a working animated tile class, it’s time to look and see what performance improvements I can make to it. As in my first post in this series, the frames of my animation are going to be … Continue reading

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The 4th Dimension – Creating Dynamic Animated Tile Layers in Bing Maps (AJAX v7) – Part 3 (revised)

In my last post, I considered various approaches that could be used to animate between tilelayers containing image tiles representing different frames of an animation. The approach I decided on was to buffer tilelayers onto an EntityCollection “queue”. The first … Continue reading

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Well now, that’s annoying…

So I’ve been using Windows Live Writer to write these blog entries. I quite liked it. UNTIL I CLICKED “PUBLISH” ON MY LAST BLOG ENTRY AND IT OVERWROTE THE PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED POST. Dammit! Seriously, that is really annoying. I’ve lost … Continue reading

The 4th Dimension – Creating Dynamic Animated Tile Layers in Bing Maps (AJAX v7) – Part 2 (recovered)

In my last post, I attempted to create an animated weather map in Bing Maps by using a custom tilelayer that pointed to a set of dynamically-generated animated GIF image tiles. Note that the tilesource itself never changed – it … Continue reading

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The 4th Dimension – Creating Dynamic Animated Tile Layers in Bing Maps (AJAX v7) – Part 1

Many people (whether influenced more by Einstein’s special theory of relativity or the TARDIS) think of space and time as intricately linked dimensions; we describe the position of an object in space using three dimensions, and time represents the fourth … Continue reading

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No Relation…

Just to quickly respond to one question that came up in my SQLBits feedback: No, Dave and I aren’t related. Although your comment did make us smile.

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SQLBits8 Feedback

So, I received an email the other day containing the feedback results from my SQLBits session, Who Needs Google Maps? (when you’ve got SQL Server). The SQLBits organising committee do a great job, not only in arranging a world-class SQL … Continue reading