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Interactive Map with Multiple Layers of Custom Shapefiles combined with Points data in Power BI

I want to built an interactive map that displays 2 types of data:

  • Polygons - I have 4 layers of custom Reference layers (shapefiles)
  • Points - Lat/Long data

Additional information:

  • Need to have drill-down capability into each layer
  • Can get a license for ArcGIS or any other tool if that solves the problem.

I have come up with 3 solutions on how to do this with Power BI but all of them seem to run into some problems. Maybe I am missing something.

  1. Power BI Map out-of-the-box.

    • allows to combine Reference layers (shapefiles) with Points data
    • does not allow to use multiple layers of Custom Reference layers (shapefiles)
  2. ArcGIS + Power BI.

    • allows to combine Reference layers (shapefiles) with Points data
    • allows to use multiple layers of Custom Reference layers (shapefiles)
    • does not allow to keep your custom Reference layers (shapefiles) private. You have to upload your shapefiles first o ArcGIS Online and then "Share" them with "Public" to be able to import them into Power BI. Which is not possible at this time.
  3. Mapbox + Power BI

    • allows to use multiple layers of custom Reference layers (shapefiles/tiles) AND keep them private.
    • does not allow to combine choropleth map with multiple layers of custom shapefiles/tiles with Points (lat/long) data on a same visualization.

Appreciate any thoughts on this. Thanks!

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