Rob Farley

Rob Rob Farley has been consulting in IT since completing a Computer Science degree with first class honours in 1997. Before moving to Adelaide, he worked in consultancies in Melbourne and London. He runs the development department in one of Australia's leading IT firms, as well as doing database application consultancy and training. He heads up the Adelaide SQL Server User Group, and holds several Microsoft certifications.

Rob has been involved with Microsoft technologies for most of his career, but has also done significant work with Oracle and Unix systems. His preferred database is SQL Server and his preferred language is C#. Recently he has been involved with Microsoft Learning in the US, creating and reviewing new content for the next generation of Microsoft exams.

Over the years, Rob's clients have included BP Oil, OneLink Transit, Accenture, Avanade, Australian Electorial Commission, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the Royal Borough of Kingston, Help The Aged, Unisys, Department of Treasury and Finance (Vic), National Mutual, the Bible Society and others.

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08 October 2005


I needed to get a map for part of Melbourne. In London I got spoilt by (just throw a postcode into the querystring and there you are) and (love those overlaid photos!). Here in Adelaide, I tend to use, which isn't great, but at least I can provide URLs for the maps. So I wanted to find a map for part of Melbourne, and I honestly turned to I know! I didn't expect that I'd find it particularly useful, but it actually wasn't bad at all. I've heard Andrew Coates rave about it, but I was pleased to actually find it useful. Shame you can't just pump in querystring values, but such is life.

Of course, I still miss streetmap and multimap. But then again, I still miss having postcodes that actually describe where the building is.