The .Net Rocks duo, Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell, are also on the move. Carl and Richard head out this week for a whirl wind tour through 36 states in 72 days or roughly 1728 hours. The DNR Road Trip Tracking application, http://dnrroadtrip.onterrasystems.com , keeps tabs on the .Net Rocks RV with Tweet encouragement for the road weary travelers. All are welcome to follow the DNR RV online and add Tweet comments at #dnrRoadTrip. The app gives event information and up to the minute updates of time to next show with tweets along the route. It even gives turn by turn directions for those inclined to catch the .Net Rocks RV and follow along in the real world - .NET Rocks stalking.
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OnTerra Systems has created a Bing Maps Store locator WebPart for SharePoint 2010, very useful for organizations using SharePoint for Internet Sites (FIS). This WebPart is free and can be downloaded. The solution consists of a pre-integrated SharePoint WebPart to help demonstrate Bing map integration as part of any SharePoint environment (intranet or extranet).
In today’s economy, it is more important than ever that companies optimize and manage their supply chains more efficiently. Given today’s fuel costs, product delivery with high quality of service and short delay times is paramount; distribution accounts for a large proportion of the overall operational costs of a producer. Hence, effective and efficient management of transportation and distribution of goods is becoming increasingly important. Routing optimization with time windows is a particularly helpful way to begin to accomplish this.
Here is a great new video highlighting the advancements Microsoft is making in the Bing Maps Global Ortho program, providing 1 foot ortho imagery resolution in 48 continential US states and western Europe. OnTerra MapSavvy provides access this new Bing Maps imagery in WMS standards format. Enjoy the new imagery over the coming months.
Bing Maps offers the capability to visualize data in various manners. Viewers are, of course, always looking for ways to better understand their data. Showing data on a map alone—customer locations for monthly sales, for example—provides quick and easy insights. However, it doesn’t allow you to see trends, like volume of sales. Advanced map-based visualizations like thematic and heat maps allow for greater extrapolation of such data. The focus of this blog is on heat maps, specifically a new heat map app that we recently released.
Full blog post is available here... http://www.bing.com/community/site_blogs/b/maps/archive/2011/06/08/new-heat-map-creator-app-makes-heat-maps-easy.aspx