In our continuing effort to bring you unparalleled variety and quality of new course content each month, we are extremely excited to present our newest platform course, “Geospatial Analysis in Power BI” by Enterprise DNA expert Paul Lucassen. This course fills one of our few significant content gaps and is directly responsive to the frequent member requests we have received to provide greater instruction in this area.
If you are not familiar with Paul, he the founder of Lucassen Consulting in the Netherlands and is an internationally recognized expert on supply chain analyses, locational intelligence, transportation and logistics, and frankly is doing things in Power BI with geospatial data BI that I’ve never seen done before except in high-end, dedicated GIS packages. Despite the sophistication of his analyses, I think you will find this course very accessible and entertaining, as Paul explains even complex concepts clearly and in plain language.
Even with no prior background in geospatial analysis, you will quickly develop comfort with key concepts such as georeferencing, Haversine distance, Well Known Text and many others and soon find yourself incorporating striking map visuals and powerful spatial analyses into your reports to gain a new level of insight into your data. In addition to Paul’s expert instruction, each course module includes a full PBIX file, so that you can really dig into the details and see exactly how Paul constructed his reports – each one based on real-world projects for actual clients, using a wide range of mapping visuals – from the native map visuals in Power BI to Icon Map, currently the most powerful and flexible geospatial custom visual. Even if your work has nothing to do with supply chain/logistics, the concepts taught in this course are highly generalizable and applicable to a broad array of industries and scenarios.
We are eager for you to dive into this course, and to get your feedback, as Paul and I have already begun brainstorming ideas for a sequel, since the list of fascinating and valuable geospatial analyses and techniques is a long one. Huge thanks to Paul for his effort and expertise in putting this wonderful course together. Enjoy!
- Brian Julius
Enterprise DNA Chief Content Manager
P.S. If you were expecting Mudassir Ali’s Advanced Visualization course this month, not to worry! We’re upping the ante even further this Spring with Mudassir’s extensive two-part course coming in April and May, PLUS our initial foray into Power Apps and Power Automate, with the newest member of the Enterprise DNA Expert Team (more to follow on that soon, so stay tuned…)