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How does one add Polygon's/ShapeFiles into PowerBI to use as filters?

Think of doing an injury dashboard that shows number of injuries that occurred in a particular part of the body. If I select the HEAD, then various information around head injuries shows up in the rest of the dashboard.

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For what you describe I would probably use this


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Perhaps you can create a custom visualization for this on the recently open sourced framework?

Can you import spatial data into Power BI?

Sorry I want the solution for how to load shape file in power BI ...I type wrong .....

Apologies please reply to this problem ...I got stuck How to load a shape file or how to use spatial file in tableau

Please post the solution if you have any solution to the problem " how to load spatial file in tableau or how to load shape file in tableau ?

Thanks in advance

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could you explain it breifly?


Resolver II
Resolver II

You can't upload your own shape files to PowerBI, that feature is available in SQL Server Reporting Services and Datazen.

John Bocachica
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I am hoping that this will get MSFT enhancing PowerBI. Datazen also has it's limitations and yes, SSRS is an option. I would like to see PoweRBI evolve to be more competitive to a Tableau in ability and completeness. We lose customers to Tableau because of these limitations.


MSFT, please add these options into your PowerBI product. IT is taking too long for these sorts of enhancements to come into play and customers are not going to sit around waiting for the "one day it may make it into the product".

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