01-04-2022 04:07 AM
Icon Map is a custom visual providing a flexible set of mapping capabilities for Power BI.
With support for text labels, drill down, drill through, report page tooltips and extensive customization using expression based formatting
More details for Icon Map can be found at www.icon-map.com.
Is it possible to bring in a custom background layer from ArcGIS Online? I would do Mapbox but I'd like to avoid exceeding the monthly quota of free tile loads.
Has anyone done so? I've brought in GeoJSON layers from ArcGIS Online, but haven't beena able to work out the steps required to load an AGOL map as a background layer. Thanks!
Hi - really keen this visual and I'd like to use it to show where sales are made from (our offices/factories etc) and where they go to (by country). I have a data set that gives my origin Entity by code, to destination country by name, and a couple of reference tables with longitude and latitude values, one for origin and one for destination. These are linked in my model. However when I put the data into the map I get all my origins pointing to the centre of Africa and I can figure out what I'm doing wrong, can anyone help? I'd like to be able to use a slicer to choose origin and show where they sell to and the value of those sales (and maybe have the circle size at destination relative to sales size)
Thanks for any help!!
I am trying to use the Iconmaps to visualize where people sit in my plant. I used maptiler to convert a High Res PNG to a folder of tiles. I have them locally but cant get it to show the map. Do you have a demonstration on how to get this working?
Has anyone else used the Auto Zoom to item feature? The description reads like it should zoom to a polygon if I click on it, but I haven't been able to get it to work that way, unfortunately.
I just exported my report to pdf and the icon map piece says that it doesn't support exporting. Is there any workaround for this or if exporting is a requirement, will I need to use another map visual. If that's the case, are you aware of any other maps that support WKT? From what I've read, the native map visuals that support exporting do not support WKT.
Is there a way to allow users to draw polygons on the map? So if we wanted to calculate aggregations based on datapoints that a user has drawn a polygon around...
There's a lasso option that allows you to draw around the points on the map, highlighting them. Would this do what you need?
I love Icon Map and its very usefull.
Bur is there a way to have Points and a Geojson in one Map? I tried to add that Points in a Geojson as Polygon (calculated a 500m Circle) but that didnt worked well, because they are too small. Is using a custom background layer with that points the best practice?
Thank you in advance!
Hi @jamesdales ,
Thank you again for Icon Map! I do have a question about selecting items with labels. Right now, it seems like the selection only works for the part of the point that is not covered by a label.
I would like to have a label fully cover a point, or at least be centered on a point, while retaining the ability to click anywhere on the point (or label) to zoom to that point. Is there any way to do this? I can provide a sample .pbix if that would be helpful.
I am having a problem zooming at properties from my Geojson file. Every time that I set the "Zoom map to objects" to "No", I am able to zoom to the land that I want. But, when I change the Power BI page and come back later, it is not working anymore.
Does anybody ever had the same problem?
Hi @kewaynes ,
Thank you for taking time to respond- I appreciate it. In this case, I am trying to set transparency for a geoJSON file.
The application is showing the boundaries of a city (border only with no fill). And seperately showing points inside and outside of the boundary.
Like below, but not with a different color inside the boundary.
I'm open to suggestions- maybe I should be looking at using an Overlay instead.
You could create a measure as follows:
Transparent = "#00000000"
The first 6 digits specify the color - in RGB format, the final two digits represent the opacity.
Use expression based formatting ("fx" button) to select your measure for the fill color. This should then show your GeoJSON shapes completely transparent.
I am trying to figure out what logic maybe implemented for transparency.
If I have a table with plot_id with lat&lon for plots and in GEOJSON there are again plot_id, lat&lon and polygon data.
If I filter the first table - what condition will work to set polygon transparent like "if ?condition? then transparent"
Plot_id kinda shouldn't, maybe pair of lat&lon?
Thanks in advance
I'm newish as well to Icon Map, but I know James is a busy guy so I'll take a stab at answering your question and hopefully come off at least halfway intelligent. And sorry if I state some obvious things you may already know. But I believe setting the Fill Color to transparent can be achieved by using the Fill Transparency feature. You would need to create a DAX formula that uses some logic that says something along the lines of, 'If value blank, then 100, else 0. This would make all the shapes with no values be completely transparent, while preserving the fill for the shapes that have values.
You would want to select Format Style as Field Value and then populate the 'What field should we base this on?' with your measure.
Let me know if this helps.
Hi @jamesdales ,
Just discovered Icon Map as a great alternative to ArcGIS!
One thing I haven't figured out yet is if there is a way to center a label inside the circle. My labels are appearing in the upper left of the circles like below: