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Shape Map Location Undefined

Hi there,


Been using the shape maps function in PowerBI but can't seem to get the data to link up with the map. The data is for the ABS SA4 statistical region. I've checked that the area codes are consistent with the attribute data in the JSON file but i seem to keep getting 'undefined' when i hover over with my cursor. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.






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 also encountered a similar problem and finally solved it. In my case, I initially converted the JSON file using only a single .sbn file. However, I then used all six extensions provided for the shape map to convert the shape file to a JSON file, which finally worked. Thus, i realized jason file should be appropriate and complete. 

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Hi, The selection for using shape map custom visual had been disabled on Options pane. You should enable it again. (Options --> Preview Features --> Shape Map Visual ) Bests,
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Hi @tongedd,


Can you please share more detail information to help us clarify your scenario? Your snapshot seems broken and I can't got it.

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I'd like to suggest you take a look at official document about use custom topojson data to make a custom shape map region. 

Shape Maps in Power BI Desktop (Preview)


In addition, if power bi can't recognize imported data, it may means your data not suitable for data structure which visual requires.



Xiaoxin Sheng

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