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 …

Charticulator Export Power BI Custom Visual

In my previous post on Charticulator I produced a really basic bar chart. This was designed to demonstrate some features I found confusing. And to provide a chart to test the Export to Power BI Custom Visual feature of Charticulator. Having dabbled in Custom Visual development I was interested to see how it would perform.