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sgraflund Frequent Visitor
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ArcGis Zip Code's mapping incorrectly.

I've got a simple dataset of customer based zip codes, citys, counties, states, lats, and longs.

 

 

Many zip codes when using the "Boundaries" Represent location as location type didn't not register correctly.  But when flipping it back to "Points" it does.

 

I made a simple 1 column table with 1 row, with 1 zip code of 

48361.  Adding this to the arggis map put it in North Dakota when it should be in Michigan.

 

Please see attached.

 

Any ideas?

 

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Super User
Super User

Re: ArcGis Zip Code's mapping incorrectly.

@sgraflund

Yes indeed ArcGIS plots 48361 in North Dakota instead of Michigan! (when using boundaries NOT points)

However both the regular and the filled PBI maps plot it correctly in MI

What actually happens is - ArcGIS plots what is 58361 as 48361 (when using boundaries NOT points)

You can use the built in PBI maps to see that this is in fact the case.

 

You can probably get a better answer and also report the Issue here

https://community.esri.com/groups/powerbi

 

Post back here if you do get a response from ESRI to let us know Smiley Happy

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sgraflund Frequent Visitor
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ArcGis zipcode boundary issues

I am trying to do a simple heat map of customers in certain zip codes.  ArcGis is finding my zip codes, but putting a handful of them in areas like North Dakota, New York, even Seattle.  Switch back to using the "pointer" or bubble, the zip goes back to where it should in Michigan.

 

See attached as an example.  Is this a limitation of their database where their boundaries are wrong?  Any other options?  I did the below sample by just entering that zip code as data into a new table.

 

Thanks

 

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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: ArcGis Zip Code's mapping incorrectly.

Hi @sgraflund,

 

In fact, I'm not recommend you to use zip code on map visuals, it is hard to locate accurately.

 

Maybe you can try to use Lang and Lat values or add detail country and state informations to help arcgis visual locate more accurately.

Prepare your data 

 

Regards,

Xiaoxin Sheng

Community Support Team _ Xiaoxin Sheng
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Super User
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Re: ArcGis Zip Code's mapping incorrectly.

@sgraflund

Yes indeed ArcGIS plots 48361 in North Dakota instead of Michigan! (when using boundaries NOT points)

However both the regular and the filled PBI maps plot it correctly in MI

What actually happens is - ArcGIS plots what is 58361 as 48361 (when using boundaries NOT points)

You can use the built in PBI maps to see that this is in fact the case.

 

You can probably get a better answer and also report the Issue here

https://community.esri.com/groups/powerbi

 

Post back here if you do get a response from ESRI to let us know Smiley Happy

Super User
Super User

Re: ArcGis zipcode boundary issues

sgraflund Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Re: ArcGis Zip Code's mapping incorrectly.

Thanks.

 

I reverted back to the Bing maps solution.  This plotted the zips correctly and I actually like the visuals for heat maps better.