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orangeatom
Resolver I
Resolver I

Shape Map (USA/CAN) by Zipcode?

I am looking to visualize my data using a map visual in Power BI and my options are as follows and a note about the experience.

 

Dataset, Zip code data for USA & Canada

 

Filled Map (Bing Maps) - Great tool, looks good, visually what I want however performance is terrible!

ArcGIS Map (Esri Maps) - Reasonable alternative however not quite the same experience, Bubbles don't work as well as the "area", and conditional formating is not possible?

Shape Map - Would be VERY interested in this becuase the data is contained in the model however who would know where i can get a zip code version for USA & Canada?

 

Thanks!

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v-cherch-msft
Employee
Employee

Hi @orangeatom

 

Here are some articles about shape map for your reference.

http://radacad.com/shape-map-better-than-the-filled-map

https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Desktop/Zip-code-map-on-PBI/td-p/516801

 

Regards,

Cherie

Community Support Team _ Cherie Chen
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Thank you to both, the Cartographic dataset is good however following the tutorial on producing a TopoJson out of it doesn't work. An errors is created (Perhaps file is too large?)

 

Are there any options to optimize the Bing map or any additional options on sourcing a Zipcode shape map?

What was the solution, if any, to implementing a shape map by US zip code?

tachydidaxy
Helper I
Helper I

Is this useful?

 

Cartographic Boundary Shapefiles - ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs)

"The cartographic boundary files are simplified representations of selected geographic areas from the Census Bureau’s MAF/TIGER geographic database. These boundary files are specifically designed for small scale thematic mapping.

Generalized boundary files are clipped to a simplified version of the U.S. outline. As a result, some off-shore areas may be excluded from the generalized files."

https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/cbf/cbf_zcta.html

 

 

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