Geospatial support added to SQL Azure

On Friday, Microsoft announced that SQL Azure (Azure’s relational database service) now supports geography and geometry types, plus spatial query support. These are the same geospatial extensions that were introduced with SQL Server 2008. This is a major piece of news for those who are wishing to build their own geospatial web applications from Microsoft’s ...

Generating Google Map Heatmap Mashups from your geo-related data

de/numerics have released a web service for creating heatmap translucent color overlays of geographic-based data on Google maps. No programming is required, but this service can be accessed using a PHP API. This article shows you how to use this service using the PHP programming interface.