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The Mapbox Custom Visual plug-in for Microsoft PowerBI opens unlimited possibilities for transforming data into impact insights within a no-code interface.

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Power BI is the Microsoft platform for data analysis and insight — any data, any way, anywhere. The flexible analytics and reports of Power BI empower customers to build customized data dashboards without needing custom code or extensive data processing. 

Unlimited visualization possibilities with Mapbox Custom Visual for Power BI

The Mapbox Custom Visual plugin for Power BI, built and maintained by Starschema, is an easy way to add map visualizations to any Power BI report. It brings the full power of geospatial visualizations to Power BI, helping users to understand everything from population mobility and consumption patterns to employee productivity and technology output — or even the gastronomic landscape of Mexico City. Mapbox Visual for Power BI reveals patterns in a map-driven way. 

It is easy to create Mapbox-powered interactive and dynamic visualizations. Drag and drop data to create heat maps, graduated circles, clusters and 3D extrusions with data-driven coloring. Add multiple data layers to the same map and change visibility based on zoom. Choose from different map styles — including high-resolution satellite, terrain, and traffic — or customize something unique in Mapbox Studio. Filter and explore tens of thousands of data points with vector maps that render on the client at 60 frames-per-second.

A gastronomic map of Mexico by Rocque Leal


The power of custom map visualizations for understanding and tracking progress against COVID-19

The ability to easily visualize data spatially not only helps to make data-driven decisions or to automate reporting processes, it can also transform data into real impact. On January 29, 2020, Microsoft announced the launch of AI for Health which provided a series of interactive visualizations built with Mapbox. The feature-rich maps communicated the impact on the COVID-19 crisis and helped to advance the health of people and communities around the world. 

Microsoft Power BI and the AI for Health initiative knew the vital importance of data and data visualization for helping people to understand how a global health crisis affects society at local, national, and global levels. The Mapbox plug-in for PowerBI unlocked map visualization capabilities to provide greater transparency and understanding of the massive datasets collected during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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