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What's New in ArcGIS Maps for Power BI (May 2017)

We continue to update Maps for Power BI on a nearly monthly update cycle, and this month we bring interactive drive times, a new tooltip field well, and localized support for many languages.

Drive time areas

When you want to know how many customers / constituents / Power BI data points are within a short drive from your store / polling place / ¬†important location, create and use a drive time area. Drive time areas are persisted on the map, so they can be used as a persistent ‘cookie cutter’ to make selections within your current Power BI dataset. Drive time areas pair very nicely with pins, which also persist on the map and can be used to show important locations.

Tooltip field well

When you want to add more information to the tool tips that appear when you hover over locations, drag fields into the new tooltip field well.

And more!

We’ve added localization support for many languages, we’ve added some more symbols you can use to represent your mapped locations, and we’ve fixed a bunch of bugs. To see the full list, head over to the documentation site.

If you still haven’t enabled the ArcGIS Maps for Power BI preview feature in Power BI, check out this video to learn how to get started.

About the author

Scott is a product manager working to make the power of geography accessible to everyone. He works on Field Operations mobile apps to help our users take GIS from their desktops into the rest of the world.

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