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.
David Cresp commented
This would certainly be the ideal way to be able to do custom mapping areas for our business which has lots of spacial data.
Kai Blauberg commented
Please do not forget the Oracle spatial datatype as well.
Yes, including to colour a group of countries, like Europe, North America, etc.
Ed Saunders commented
Spatial data is very important to my organisation and to visualise geometries in PowerBI would be awesome for our users.
Chris Klimm commented
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.
david cresp commented
The mapping is not powerful at the moment and needs this sort of feature.