First, I don’t see the “Data Visualizations” board anymore so I am not certain where to post this…
I am trying to display sales data by zip code only using a shape map instead of a regular map that shows the bubbles. I have downloaded a Census zip code map and run it through MapShaper to reduce the size of the file and it will display on my map, however I can’t figure out how to join my fact table with sales by zip code to this custom map. I don’t actually see zip code in the custom map. any suggestions? Are there any examples of this type of map on EDNA?
More about shape map you can find at:
you need to pick Custom map:
and add file:
and then add Location and Color saturation
for more precise help could you provide some sample pbix file ?
Thanks for your reply. I actually used that page to get to where I am. I have attached an example PBIX file. It has sales transactions with Zip code data. And then I have created a shape map visual and added a customer zip code JSON file I created from a census file. The first tab contains the shape map with the custom map JSON file. It is extremely slow. But it also isn’t really working. I think the problem is that I have no relationship between the custom map and the Sales data by Zip Code. That is where I need help.
AdventureWorks_Map Example.pbix (2.3 MB)
Could you check your CustomShapeMap cb_202us…
When I check custom shape map
under View map type key
I don’t see 5 digits postal codes:
For example if you go to the standard that you use you have Province name
I started with the following file from the census bureau and then converted it to JSON…
I think the last column is actually the zip code but it was converted to a number format so leading zeros were dropped. I actually just tried a different source for the zip code list and just used one state and I think i have it working.
For reference, I used this source, which seems to be a better source…
Thanks for your help.
Does anyone know how these districts are created in this PBI example from Microsoft? (The Shape_Area and the Shape_Leng). Thanks.
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