Spatial / Map Reports

April 21, 2016
Hex Map in Power BI

Hex Tile Grid Maps for Power BI

I have always been fascinated by maps as a child, and could spend endless hours looking at the globe my parents got me as a present for my 5th birthday. I was so hooked on to it that my parents […]
November 12, 2013

Category Shading for Regions in Power Map

It’s been a really busy month for me professionally (with the PASS Summit 2013,  SQL Saturday Charlotte BI Edition, etc) as well as personally (with a steady stream of family flying in to visit the new born baby as well […]
September 29, 2013

How to make Map Reports in SSRS

I was going through some of my old documents and found this article on map reports which I had written for a SSRS book (which didn’t go through because of some time related issues). I thought it might be useful […]
September 11, 2013

Power Map Preview – Exploring the NEW features!

Woot! Microsoft just announced the pre-release availability of the refreshed builds for Power Map with some really cool new features and boy, I must say that I am PUMPED! For folks that know me, I have been doing quite a […]
June 28, 2013

Pie Charts on SSRS Map Reports

Ok, I think I am getting a few puzzled looks now. All of you must be wondering why I am talking about pie charts (isn’t pie chart the untouchable outcast in the family of visualization techniques?). Also, you must be […]
March 26, 2013

GeoSpatial Analytics, Microsoft BI & John Snow’s Cholera Map

Throughout my childhood, I have always been fascinated by the idea of maps. It could be attributed to the number of pirate and treasure hunter stories that I used to voraciously devour. My dreams were filled with the protagonists in […]
December 24, 2012

Introduction to Excel GeoFlow (Beta 1)

I have been playing around for a couple of weeks with the beta release of Excel GeoFlow and I  have got very mixed feelings about the product. No, I am not trying to be the Grinch in this Christmas season […]
July 18, 2012

Creating Maps in Excel 2013 using Power View

There has been a lot of buzz in the BI community since yesterday, and the reason is none other than the public preview of Office 2013 (Excel 2013 in particular). There’s been a lot of articles written on the new […]
June 22, 2012

Going beyond Geospatial Analysis with SSRS Map Reports

When I came to the US six months ago, I had set myself a goal of doing more presentations than I did last year in the UK (which was two – one at the London BI User group and another […]
March 26, 2012

Finding Nearest Stores using SSRS Map Reports

April is turning out to be a busy month for me. Apart from taking the beta SQL Server 2012 certification exams and some reviews, I am also speaking at the Charlotte SSUG and at SQL Saturday #118 (Madison) and #130 […]