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SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services Blueprints by Mickey Stuewe, Marlon Ribunal

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Using a shapefile

SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services has maps for the United States only. Fortunately, it allows shapefiles (map files) to be imported to reports. You can find plenty of free and commercial shapefiles over the internet.

The shapefile for the world map used in this demonstration is downloaded from VDS Technologies. The downloaded files include world.dbf, world.shp, and world.shx. You need all these files for the map to work in your reports.

  1. Make sure that all the third-party shapefiles used in your reports can be accessed by the report server.

    Note

    VDS Technologies website is http://www.vdstech.com. Please check the site for information on using their maps for your projects.

  2. Create a new report and use the same shared dataset we used ...

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