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Support SQL Server Geometry/Geography data types in Power BI

The ability to display and create Filled Maps (choropleth) using the native SQL Server geometry/geography data types is a must to allow for meaningful geospatial visualization. e.g. Visualize crimes by police beat.

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, we need to shows Geography Polygons filled with geography points or at least showing counts inside these polygons

  • David Cresp commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would certainly be the ideal way to be able to do custom mapping areas for our business which has lots of spacial data.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, including to colour a group of countries, like Europe, North America, etc.

  • Ed Saunders commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Spatial data is very important to my organisation and to visualise geometries in PowerBI would be awesome for our users.

  • Chris Klimm commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agree, there is no way to visualize the data by the geography/boundaries that define our business. We need to be able to add boundary shapes to the map whether that is by SQL Server geometry data types, GeoJSON, or shapefiles doesn't matter.

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