Filled Map; the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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Power BI utilizes two built-in map charts; Map and Filled Map. Filled Map is a map that shows data points as Geo-spatial areas rather than points on map. Areas can be continent, country, region, state, city, or county. Working with Filled Map however isn’t as easy and convenient as the map chart is. You need to set the data category of fields in the data model appropriately to get the Filled Map working correctly. There are also some limitations in filled map with countries that address hierarchy is different from State, City, County. In this lesson I’ll get you through some tips of using filled map in your Power BI solution. I also show you some existing issues in the current version of filled map and things that you need to be aware of when you work with this visualization element.

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