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This is Part 1 of a 2 part article where I supplement the “Client-inception” PoC that I developed in my previous article with geocoding functionality.
· Geocoding is the process of finding geographic coordinates (often expressed as latitude and longitude) from other geographic data, such as street addresses or ZIP/Postal codes. With geographic coordinates, the features can be mapped and entered into Geographic Information Systems, or the coordinates can be embedded into media such as digital photographs [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geocoding].
· Event organisers can create targeted marketing campaigns for conferences/exhibitions (proximity searches for clients within radius of event).
· Sales administrators can identify demographics for market-saturation or market-dominance graphs.
· Delivery managers can establish distances from distribution centres and allocate clients into “catchment-zones”. This will facilitate planning of optimal delivery routes for multiple recipients within these zones.
· BI analysts can analyse based on “point-proximity”, allowing you to analyse data that crosses geographic or political boundaries.
1.) Navigate to the following Url: https://www.bingmapsportal.com/. Click the “Create a Bing Maps Account” button.
2.) Everyone in the Dynamics Community should have a Windows Live Id, so just go ahead and click the “Continue” button:
3.) Fill in your personal details accurately so that they match your main Windows Live Id account. It doesn’t really matter what you name your “Account”.
4.) Click the “Create or view keys” option in the left navigation pane. Select the options as below (making sure you use the same “Account” name as above) and click the “Submit” button:
5.) This will create a “Basic” key for you. Scroll the page up to see your new key:
I guess both the new map view in Power View and Geoflow in Excel would render the need for geocoding addresses void.
Hi Frederik, if you are using the geocode information for things other than graphical BI then you still need to use some sort of API to geocode your addresses and store that information back into Dynamics. I've not used Geoflow, but I'm pretty sure that PowerView simply displays the information on a Bing map. It doesn't provide any geocoding information back.
I read this and second posts. Excelent desribed.
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