Course Outline – Building maps and using geospatial data with Power BI

This course teaches you how to build geospatial maps in Power BI and how to work with location / place data. During the course we will build several shape (choropleth) maps and bubble maps (also know as point/ circle / area maps).

We will practice using three of the map visuals in Power BI; the standard (Bing) map, the shape map, and the Mapbox visual. We will learn how to combine map with other visuals to provide a really stunning dashboard – for example using custom tooltips and drill through to get the detail of a place on the map.

We will learn how to generate shapes for our choropleth maps using public shape files, and tools such as QGIS and mapshaper. In the lab exercises, we may create maps of socio-economic conditions in London, health in the UK and worldwide, UK election results and transport maps