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.

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  1. esri4591 says:

    Does the drive time capability require ArcGIS Online account?

  2. zkristov says:

    When will connecting to secured AGO services be supported?

    • Scott Ball says:

      Our focus right now is on the core capabilities within the free ArcGIS Maps for Power BI visual, and getting it out of preview and into general availability. We have not announced future plans or capabilities of the visual.

  3. superhawk1985 says:

    can not display in power bi desktop now,it remains to load and load