Monthly Archives: May 2012

Routing Sans Frontières

I noticed a question on StackOverflow recently, concerning the ability of various web-mapping services (Google Maps, Bing Map et al.) to plan routes across national borders. I have to say that it’s a question I’ve never really considered before – … Continue reading

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“Advanced Shapes” (i.e. Donut Polygons) on Bing Maps

I notice that the MSDN Reference for Bing Maps was recently updated to include details of a new “Advanced Shapes” API. I don’t know exactly when this came out and I’ve not seen any releases from the product team about … Continue reading

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Geocoding in SQL Server with the Bing Maps Locations API

Almost every SQL Server database contains “spatial” data. That information might not use the dedicated geography or geometry spatial datatypes but, more likely, could be a table of customer addresses, the name of a city of region for which a … Continue reading

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