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Flight map with ArcGIS

Hello,

We are looking for a solution to present flight routes in a PowerBi dashboard. We considered R visuals however this way we loose some of important features. ESRI maps looks much better but we don't know if it is possible to link different locations. Is this something doable in ESRI maps?

Thanks, Michal

Michal
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Re: Flight map with ArcGIS

@emichal,

I agree with @v-shex-msft, the ArcGIS map visual doesn't currently support lines/routes, only points (<30,000).  It's also not released to the 'Publish To Web' service yet if you have public users.  That said, it seems a very powerful (alberit still evolving) visual.  Also, Steve Howard has an interesting post about using sampling which can simulate many points as a line - see http://angryanalyticsblog.azurewebsites.net/index.php/2016/08/02/map-visual-how-to-deal-with-large-d...

 

On mapping with R, that blog post from @ankitpatira is excellent but I've found that:

  1. The R map packages supported now (e.g. 'worldmap' and 'maps') don't go below country level much outside the USA - i.e. state/ province/ county/ suburb level aren't easily covered.  
  2. And cool R mapping options such as 'ggmap' which allow use of various online sources (e.g Google Maps and Stamen
    Maps) are not currently supported in the Power BI service (thye should work on Desktop).  You can vote for including 'ggmap' as a supported R package in Power BI here!: https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/17941423-r-package-ggmap
  3. R visuals require a Pro licence 
  4. R visuals don't give you an interactive way to filter other visuals on your page (as the ArcGIS map and other map visuals do)
  5. R visuals aren't available for public use via "Publish To Web"

 

 

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Re: Flight map with ArcGIS

Hi @emichal,

 

Based on test, arcgis map seems not suitable for filght map. R script visual is more suitable for your requirement.


If you want to know more about how to use r visual to create the flight map, you can refer to ankitpatira's blog:

R script and R visuals in Power BI

 

Regards,

Xiaoxin Sheng

Community Support Team _ Xiaoxin
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Re: Flight map with ArcGIS

@emichal,

I agree with @v-shex-msft, the ArcGIS map visual doesn't currently support lines/routes, only points (<30,000).  It's also not released to the 'Publish To Web' service yet if you have public users.  That said, it seems a very powerful (alberit still evolving) visual.  Also, Steve Howard has an interesting post about using sampling which can simulate many points as a line - see http://angryanalyticsblog.azurewebsites.net/index.php/2016/08/02/map-visual-how-to-deal-with-large-d...

 

On mapping with R, that blog post from @ankitpatira is excellent but I've found that:

  1. The R map packages supported now (e.g. 'worldmap' and 'maps') don't go below country level much outside the USA - i.e. state/ province/ county/ suburb level aren't easily covered.  
  2. And cool R mapping options such as 'ggmap' which allow use of various online sources (e.g Google Maps and Stamen
    Maps) are not currently supported in the Power BI service (thye should work on Desktop).  You can vote for including 'ggmap' as a supported R package in Power BI here!: https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/17941423-r-package-ggmap
  3. R visuals require a Pro licence 
  4. R visuals don't give you an interactive way to filter other visuals on your page (as the ArcGIS map and other map visuals do)
  5. R visuals aren't available for public use via "Publish To Web"

 

 

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Re: Flight map with ArcGIS

@Steve_Wheeler  Nice links as always! Just Voted.

 

Also anyone else reading please Vote to bring the Aerial (Satellite Photo) MAP Background option from PowerView to PBI.

https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/9583053-aerial-satellite-photo-ma...

 

Thanks! Smiley Happy

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