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SSRS 2008 with Dundas Maps


SSRS 2008 with Dundas Maps

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I'm trying to get Dundas Maps to work with SSRS2008. The map component integrates just fine, but I am having trouble getting data to bind to the maps. I am working with just simple Zipcode data, that includes County and State. Just a single sales value in Dollars and Qty per County for the state of MD. Has anyone used this functionality?

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A few notes first

Dundas maps uses shapefiles to define areas within the map.
If you open the map properties, click the advanced tab, you should see the shape objects in the drop down box

Check that the name of each shape object corresponds to the values in your database. You don't want to and can't match "NY" to "New York State"
You'll also need to make sure that you have the relavent shape files loaded.
I'm based in the UK and all we get with dundas maps is Scotland, England and Wales (for the mainland), there is nothing at a lower lever than that.

I managed to dig out a free source for the English counties, however at postcode (zipcode) level there are no free resources and so I've not been able to experiement at that level. However I can assure you that loading shape files for that fine a grain will be problematic!

To bind data to the shapefiles
In the data tab you'll need to
specify the dataset name - this being the report dataset
specify the fields and do any manipulation on the values, e.g. rounding decimals down to 2 places
Set the row groupings - as you would with a regular SSRS chart
Set the binding field - this is the column name you specified in Fields which will bind to the Name property of the map shape.
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Hey Samuel, thanks for the info. I can after selecting US, I can then select the State (ie: Maryland), then I have the ability to map by County in the State of Maryland, so I do have the ability to get to the granular level, so I am assuming I should be able to map my Zipcode data, that I have ZipCode, County, City, and State, so I should be able to bind the County Data to Counties on the Map.

Do you have any other Mapping controls you can recommend? I was looking at Microsoft's MapPoint, but no sold on that yet, from a SSRS standpoint. It works great as a one time data export.

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Charles
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I've not used any other mapping controls.

When I get a chance I really want to have a proper play with google and the windows live mapping. Neither of those plug into SSRS but they both have well developed API's which should allow for quite a rich user experience.
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OK, thanks! I have an email to Dundas tech support, and they said they would help me through building what I need.

I will LYK if we get this worked out.
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cmickley (5/21/2009)
OK, thanks! I have an email to Dundas tech support, and they said they would help me through building what I need.

I will LYK if we get this worked out.



I can email you a working example if what I told you didn't get the results
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hey that would be great!
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On it's way

You can edit that post to take your email address out now :-)
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yea, got it... working on it... I am finding that the format of the SQL is kind of NOT user friendly to be able to integrate lots of reports... not sure why I need to format the SQL to get data to find correctly. Working on it though.
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Hi All,

Very interesting post.

So I wanna know more about Dundas Map ?

How can I use it with SSRS 2008R2. And is it free ?

Thank U
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