10 Ways to Create Maps in Microsoft Power BI

Reading Time: 6 minutes Update March 19, 2018: There are now many more than 10 ways to create maps in Power BI. Get the free Exploring Maps in Microsoft Power BI whitepaper from BlueGranite, and view the companion webinar:  Whitepaper: https://www.blue-granite.com/maps-power-bi-whitepaper Webinar: https://www.blue-granite.com/maps-in-power-bi-mar-2018   Original Post: Last year, I wrote a post entitled 5 Ways to Create Maps in Microsoft Power BI. With the…

A Glimpse into Michigan’s Children in Poverty

Reading Time: 1 minute I created this report after seeing a list of local youth service organizations published by the Detroit Free Press. It features simple visualizations based on US Census data from 2015. One unique feature is a Shape Map county “highlight” effect achieved by layering maps. Also uses a custom Shape Map showing the concentration of poverty in Detroit and…

Power BI with ArcGIS Maps on the BlueGranite Blog

Reading Time: 1 minute Over time, this personal blog (somehow) became a Power BI mapping blog. As a result, it would seem odd to not address the newly announced Esri collaboration and ArcGIS Maps for Power BI here. My thoughts on the announcement from the Microsoft Ignite conference, however, have been expressed on the BlueGranite blog. Take a look: https://www.blue-granite.com/blog/power-bi-arcgis-maps-closes-a-critical-gap Once the…

TopoJSON Map Files for Power BI Shape Map

Reading Time: 3 minutes About a month ago, I started a collection of TopoJSON map files in response to a request on the Power BI Community forum. TopoJSON is D3’s preferred format, which is why Power BI users have suddenly found themselves learning more about it after the Shape Map was released. It is an optimized and lightweight cousin…

Overcoming Potential Power BI Shape Map Rendering Issues

Reading Time: 4 minutes In Kasper de Jonge’s great blog post “Use any map with Power BI”, he recommends a convenient tool called mapshaper. Mapshaper is a free web application created by Matthew Bloch that works with a variety of different geographic file formats and allows you to edit, simplify, and convert vector maps easily. Due to Kasper’s post, mapshaper is probably the…