Have you ever seen a bar chart on a map?
I prefer to call this visualization a skyscraper map because you can picture these bars on a map as skyscrapers.
You can use a skyscraper map for displaying geodata along values. The skyscraper map is a combination of a map with locations and a bar chart. The location can represent a city, a country, or some other type of place. As with a bar chart, the height or volume of each bar is proportional to the values it represents.
How to create a Skyscraper Map with Azure Maps in Power BI
First, you need to make sure that the Azure Maps preview feature is enabled in Power BI to create a skyscraper map. This tutorial is based on the Retail Analysis Sample dataset.
1 Click on the Azure Map icon of the Visualization pane.
2 Extend the filled map visual by dragging the lower right corner
3 Select PostalCode from the Fields Plane.
Power BI assigned Country to the Location field.
4 Select TotalSales from the Fields Plane.
Power BI assigned Sales to the Bubble size field.
5 Click on the Format your Visual section.
6 Disable the Bubble layer switch
7 Enable the Bar chart layer switch
8 Expand the Bar chart layer pane
9 Expand the Size pane
10 Select 4 px for Height
11 Select 3 px for Width
You created a skyscraper map that shows sales by zip codes in your data set. Download the PBIX file.
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