Shetland Data

Shetland Data is blog about business intelligence focusing on the not for profit world. In particular the charity and higher education sectors. Though for an interesting technical article we’re happy to go with the most tenuous of links. The articles are an eclectic mix of how to guides on topics from ETL to data visualisation and commentary on specific technologies and products.





Using the Google Maps Distance Matrix API in .Net

Knowing the distance between your staff and students’ locations and your institution has innumerable uses. From timetable planning to calculating the CO2 impact of your organisation. Given a person’s postcode calculating their straight line distance from an address is straightforward but not that useful. Actual driving, cycling or walking distances would be better. Here the …