Synoptic Panel by SQLBI

by danieleperilli Regular Visitor on ‎09-30-2015 03:52 AM




Description: The Synoptic Panel connects areas in a picture with attributes in the data model, coloring each area with a state (red/yellow/green) or with a saturation of a color related to the value of a measure. Starting from any image, you draw custom areas using, which generates a JSON file you import in the Synoptic Panel. You can visualize data over a map, a planimetry, a diagram, a flow chart.




by Sohrab Visitor
on ‎01-20-2016 08:45 AM

I think I'm having the same problem as @mitchvh.  It appears to have started overnight.  Yesterday I was demonstrating a report with Synoptic panel in it on iOS.  This morning, on all platforms, the report is there, but the page that contains the panel is blank.  I can open the report in Power BI Desktop, and can see the panel with data.  I re-publish, and the published report still shows blank.  I think I'm using a version of Synoptic panel that was available as of 10-Dec-2015 (is there a way to check which version is being used?)




by danieleperilli Regular Visitor
on ‎01-21-2016 03:01 AM

@mitchvh @Sohrab I've just updated the component, it should be solved now. You can download it from

by Sohrab Visitor
on ‎01-21-2016 10:45 AM

@danieleperilli thanks!


How do I use the new version in the report that I have?  When I do "Import from File" in Power BI Desktop, I see two instances of SynopticPanelBySQLBI.  Is there a way to "swap-in" the new version without re-authoring?

by danieleperilli Regular Visitor
on ‎01-22-2016 12:27 AM

@Sohrab Strange... it should automatically replace the previous version component. I'm sorry, I don't know how to help you Smiley Sad

by Akahn Member
on ‎05-11-2016 10:47 AM

After using the synoptic designer to create an svg map file, I imported the most recent version of the Synoptic Panel visual into a new PowerBI report.  I dummied some data with a categorical variable, and a single value variable, and tried to make a visual with the categorical variable as the Legend.  However, no matter what combination of fields I try, the “Select Map” button will not show up.  It gives no option to select the file containing the visual map.  I followed the exact steps from the tutorial video.  Has anyone else run into this issue, or is there something I am completely missing?  Thank you!

by danieleperilli Regular Visitor
on ‎05-12-2016 02:54 AM

@Akahn try to use the latest version from The version in the gallery is not the latest one.

by Akahn Member
on ‎05-16-2016 05:01 AM

@danieleperilli that did the trick! Thanks Daniel

by Kane Regular Visitor
on ‎05-18-2016 04:26 AM


by Balakanishka Visitor
on ‎07-18-2017 10:09 PM

Hi @danieleperilli,


Thanks for the visual.


Able to access svg files in synoptic panel when hosted in CORS enabled azure web app. But we don't want the maps to be publicly accessible.

Is there a way to access svg files hosted in not-publicly accessible environments? (eg: IIS/internal cloud webapp)


Any lead would help us a lot. Thanks in advance

by danieleperilli Regular Visitor
on ‎07-20-2017 05:20 AM

@Balakanishka no way to do so if the report run inside the Power BI Service, sorry.

Take a look at this article for more information: