In this module you will learn how to use the Globe Map Power BI Custom Visual. The Globe Map is a 3D globe visual that can display both bar chart and heat map overlays on top of a map visual.
Module 24 – Globe Map
- Power BI Custom Visual – Globe Map
- Dataset – City Tax Returns.xlsx
- Completed Example – Module 24 – Globe Map.pbix
- The Globe Map is a 3D globe visualization.
- It looks similar to the technology Power Map in Excel but lacks a few features like animating the data across time.
- The map can have multiple data visualization layers on top of the map like a bar chart and a heat map.
This Globe Map shows shows the number of insurance claims by year.
- Under the Format paintbrush there are not many customizations that you can apply to the Globe Map.
- Under the Data Colors section you can adjust the color that is displayed in any bar charts used on the Globe Map.
- In addition to these properties you have a set of settings that appears on every visual to adjust the background color, add a border around the visual and lock the aspect ratio.
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Thank you Devin, good post about the Globe visualization. I’ve made a brief comparison of Power BI Globe and 3D Map in Excel ( http://datanrg.blogspot.ca/2016/02/excel-power-map-vs-power-bi-globe-map.html ). Perhaps you will find it interesting too. Rayis.
Thanks for sharing Rayis! I haven’t seen this before. Great comparison.
Excellent explanation. Thank you