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Plotting Central Asia, Northern Africa on the Power BI map

Hello,

 

I have regions like Central Asia, Northern Africa,  Eastern Africa in my dataset. How should I categorize this column for it to show up on the map?

 

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Re: Plotting Central Asia, Northern Africa on the Power BI map

Hi @vanessa ,

 

In Power BI Desktop, you can ensure fields are correctly geo-coded by setting the Data Category on the data fields. Select the desired table, go to the Advanced ribbon and then set the Data Category to Address, City, Continent, Country/Region, County, Postal Code, State or Province. These data categories help Bing correctly encode the date. To learn more, see Data categorization in Power BI Desktop. If you are live connecting to SQL Server Analysis Services, you will need to set the data categorization outside of Power BI using SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT).

 

While the Map may not certify your fuzzy location information "Central Asia, Northern Africa,  Eastern Africa etc." , you could offer more accurate location information , such as Address, City, Continent, Country/Region, County, Postal Code, State or Province and so on.

 

Best Regards,

Amy 

 

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Community Support Team
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Re: Plotting Central Asia, Northern Africa on the Power BI map

Hi @vanessa ,

 

In Power BI Desktop, you can ensure fields are correctly geo-coded by setting the Data Category on the data fields. Select the desired table, go to the Advanced ribbon and then set the Data Category to Address, City, Continent, Country/Region, County, Postal Code, State or Province. These data categories help Bing correctly encode the date. To learn more, see Data categorization in Power BI Desktop. If you are live connecting to SQL Server Analysis Services, you will need to set the data categorization outside of Power BI using SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT).

 

While the Map may not certify your fuzzy location information "Central Asia, Northern Africa,  Eastern Africa etc." , you could offer more accurate location information , such as Address, City, Continent, Country/Region, County, Postal Code, State or Province and so on.

 

Best Regards,

Amy 

 

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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