I had some time before move for a SQL community event. So, thought to explore new map control in power view. What a rich visualization provided by the team. Here is the screen shot of my first report with map control.
Now, let’s begin how to create such report.
- Assuming you know how to come to the below screen. If not, please follow my earlier blog at http://bit.ly/P6rmfq
- Add background
- Add Title, add ‘Sales Amount’ from FactResellerSales and ‘EnglishCountryRegionName’ from DimGeography
- Select the table control in the designer. Switch to Design tab and click on Map. Power View creates a map with dot for each value in our case sales for particular country (Size: – Sum of SalesAmount, Locations: – EnglishCountryRegionName).
- Let’s add ‘EnglishProductCategoryName’ from DimProductCategory to COLOR. Since we are adding multiple values to COLOR, it will convert dot to pie chart.
- Now let say we want to visualize it by State, let’s add StateProvinceName from DimGeography to LOCATIONS. To make it more presentable, move EnglishCountryRegionName to TILE
- Finally, let’s do some cosmetic changes. Move to LAYOUT tab. Set TITLE to NONE. Set LEGEND to NONE. Set DATA LABELS to NONE. Set MAP BACKGROUND to ROAD MAP BACKGROUND.
* DISCLAIMER: – The product is still in consumer preview and things might get change at final release.
Signing off for now…getting late for the event….