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Register for March 15 Webinar on Power BI Maps

Click on the image below to register for BlueGranite’s free webinar on Exploring Maps in Power BI. The webinar will be March 15th from 11am to Noon Eastern time. I will walk through a variety of steps to prepare and categorize your data to get the most out of your maps, survey the many visual options…

New Map Styles in Power BI

The Power BI team recently added additional map styles for the Map and Filled Map that make them a more attractive option for data visualization. Alongside the Road and the Aerial themes, Power BI now has options for Light, Dark, and Grayscale. What do these options add, and why should you care? As I have…

10 Ways to Create Maps in Microsoft Power BI

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…

Power BI with ArcGIS Maps on the BlueGranite Blog

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

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…