Skip to main content
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Find everything you need to get certified on Fabric—skills challenges, live sessions, exam prep, role guidance, and more. Get started

Reply
BBIUser
Helper IV
Helper IV

How to create Maps using shape files?

Hi,

 

I have shape files in a zip folder which includes .cpg, .dbf, .prj, .sbn, .sbx, .shp, .shp.xml, .shx. How do I import the shape file into the Power BI Desktop and start create maps?

 

I am new to Power BI and have no idea where to start?

1) Do I need to convert these .cpg, .dbf, .prj, .sbn, .sbx, .shp, .shp.xml, .shx files to some other format?

2) Do I need to import the entire zip file into Desktop? How do I do it?

3) Which is the appropriate map to use to start developing?

4) Is the ArcGIS Maps are the right visualization to use these shape files? 

 

Is there any step by step guide or tutorials for this use case?

 

I did browse through the internet, but could not find any suggesting how to start working with shape files.

Any help is appreciated! Thanks!

4 REPLIES 4
Nancyjain
Helper I
Helper I

Hi,

 

please share solution to post if you got any solution. I also stuck with the same problem. please share solution from strach.

 

Thanks in advance

 

PaulDBrown
Community Champion
Community Champion

@BBIUser

 

You might find this thread useful:

 

How to build custom maps in Power BI





Did I answer your question? Mark my post as a solution!
In doing so, you are also helping me. Thank you!

Proud to be a Super User!
Paul on Linkedin.






Thanks for responding back Paul,

I am actually looking any article which shows the use of ShapeFiles to create maps from scratch (starting with how to import?)

Hi,

Did you got any solution to the problem how to create Maps using shape files.

please share if you have got any soltion . I also got stuck with same problem.

Helpful resources

Announcements
Fabcon_Europe_Social_Bogo

Europe’s largest Microsoft Fabric Community Conference

Join the community in Stockholm for expert Microsoft Fabric learning including a very exciting keynote from Arun Ulag, Corporate Vice President, Azure Data.

Power BI Carousel June 2024

Power BI Monthly Update - June 2024

Check out the June 2024 Power BI update to learn about new features.

RTI Forums Carousel3

New forum boards available in Real-Time Intelligence.

Ask questions in Eventhouse and KQL, Eventstream, and Reflex.