Exploring Maps in Power BI

Learn how to use geographic data with built-in & custom Power BI visualizations

Recorded March 2018
There are several options available in Microsoft Power BI to visualize and build reports with geographic data. A well-crafted map will help you to draw report consumers in with visual appeal and understandable content. As with any visual, you should put thought into how you represent locations in Microsoft Power BI so that your users gain more insight into the data. Simply making maps is not enough if users cannot comprehend them.

With rapid increases in the ability to track, store, and access data, many organizations have a wealth of geospatial data available to them. In BlueGranite's recent webinar, we discussed several data mapping options, explored custom visuals, and demonstrated key use cases for your organization. 

Check out the recording below:


Want to learn more? Download our free Power BI Maps Whitepaper for additional examples, best practices, and help with data visualization.

 Webinar GOALS

  • Learn about best practices for creating visualizations in Power BI with geographic data and when various charts are most effective
  • Discuss built-in and custom visual options as well as the pros and cons of each choice
  • Explore various mapping data types, key considerations for each, and how to best optimize your audience's experience


  • Recorded March 2018
  • Content is intended for anyone looking to learn more and advance their Power BI skills


David Eldersveld, Senior ConsultantBG_blogbio_DavidEldersveld-1.png
David is a Microsoft MVP who has employed skills in technology development, data integration, data analysis, and systems analysis for over ten years. David enjoys building BI and advanced analytics solutions with technologies such as SQL Server, Microsoft R, and Power BI. He is active in various technical communities. In addition to blogging for BlueGranite, he also writes at www.dataveld.com.