Trick or Treat
23 October 2014
We’ve talked about Power Map for Excel before, but now seemed like an opportune time to provide a timely reminder (see the video demonstration below – like many TV programmes, it’s a repeat!). Power Map is a three-dimensional data visualisation tool that lets you look at information in new ways by plotting data on Bing renders of the globe – all embedded in Excel.
Not only can you plot geographic and temporal data on a 3-D globe, you can also show it over time and create visual tours you can share with other people. We’ve actually used to embed informative videos in a PowerPoint display for example. You can use Power Map to:
- Map data: Plot more than a million rows of data visually on Bing maps in 3-D format from an Excel table or Data Model in Excel
- Discover insights: Gain new understandings by viewing your data in geographic space and seeing time-stamped data change over time
- Share stories: Capture screenshots and build cinematic guided video tours.
Check out this impressive seasonal demo from Microsoft: