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crm2710
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Help Required with Plotting Airport Codes

Hi there, 

 

I am looking plot Airport IATA Codes (e..g LHR = London Heathrow, AMS = Amsterdam etc.) on a map in Power BI but am unable to get the software to recognise where/what these are and plot these.

 

Does anyone know a solution to this or have access to a public airport lookup table, that I could use to get country, city etc. from please?

 

Any pointers in the right direction would be appreciated from me

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v-yilong-msft
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Community Support

Hi @crm2710 ,

I’d like to acknowledge the valuable input provided by @lbendlin . His initial ideas were instrumental in guiding my approach. However, I noticed that further details were needed to fully understand the issue.  

In my investigation, I took the following steps.

You can find public airport lookup tables that provide information about airport IATA codes, including their corresponding city, country, and coordinates. I think you can use OurAirports and  SkyVector, here is the link: ourairports.com and skyvector.com.

If you’re using the OurAirports data, you might need to perform some data transformations in Power Query (Power BI’s data preparation tool). Create an index column in Power Query, select the index column, and unpivot other columns.

vyilongmsft_0-1713772225672.pngvyilongmsft_1-1713772251063.png

vyilongmsft_2-1713772309826.png

Then you can drag the columns to visual to get what you want.

vyilongmsft_3-1713772411560.png

 

 

 

Best Regards

Yilong Zhou

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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v-yilong-msft
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Community Support

Hi @crm2710 ,

I’d like to acknowledge the valuable input provided by @lbendlin . His initial ideas were instrumental in guiding my approach. However, I noticed that further details were needed to fully understand the issue.  

In my investigation, I took the following steps.

You can find public airport lookup tables that provide information about airport IATA codes, including their corresponding city, country, and coordinates. I think you can use OurAirports and  SkyVector, here is the link: ourairports.com and skyvector.com.

If you’re using the OurAirports data, you might need to perform some data transformations in Power Query (Power BI’s data preparation tool). Create an index column in Power Query, select the index column, and unpivot other columns.

vyilongmsft_0-1713772225672.pngvyilongmsft_1-1713772251063.png

vyilongmsft_2-1713772309826.png

Then you can drag the columns to visual to get what you want.

vyilongmsft_3-1713772411560.png

 

 

 

Best Regards

Yilong Zhou

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

lbendlin
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