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Some Random Thoughts: SSRS I was going through some of my old documents and found this article on map reports which I had written for a SSRS book (which didn’t go through because of some time related issues). I thought it might be useful to those who are looking to explore map reports in SSRS. So here it goes:- Map reports have been a part of SQL Server Reporting Services from SSRS 2008 R2. However, they are usually a grey box for developers and hence, not been used to their full potential in most of the organizations. Basic Concepts 1) Geometry and Geography: These are the two spatial data types that are available in SQL Server 2008 and above. 2) Source for Map Reports: SSRS 2008 R2 and above allows two main map sources – ESRI Shapefiles and SQL spatial. 3) Layer Types in Map Reports: There can be 4 types of layers in SSRS Map reports namely Polygon, Line, Point and Bing Map. Prerequisites To recreate the scenarios explained in this chapter, you would require the following:- 1. 2. 3. 4. Initial Setup 1. 2. 3. 1. 2.

Gerhard Brueckl's BI Blog Tableau! | Nisze, wnęki, jęki i brzdęki. Porcys - independent music website Critical Thought "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweet and blood; who strives valiantly ... who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worth cause; who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worse, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who have ... known neither victory or defeat." - Theodore Roosevelt To a high degree our educational system is one founded on criticism and critical thought. Criticism as an end in itself is pseudo-intellectualism - it is only one tool in your journey and is easy. It is not "stupid action man versus smart thinking man" - it is creating versus consuming.

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