Pin a location

ArcGIS for Power BI includes an integrated search tool that combines resources and shows suggestions, allowing you to efficiently find new locations on the map. The integrated search uses the ArcGIS World Geocoding Service to find locations. When searching for a location, you can enter an address, place, or point of interest.

When you choose one of the search results, a symbol appears on the map, and the map automatically zooms to the location. A tooltip appears when you click the symbol, showing information about that location.

Search for a location

To search for a location to view on the map, do the following:

  1. From the map tools, click the Search button Search for a location.

    Click the Map tools button Map tools to expand the tools.

    The Search pane appears.

  2. Type keywords in the search field.

    Keywords can include addresses, places, and points of interest.


    As you type, similar, recent searches or suggestions based on similar keywords appear.

  3. Choose the result that matches the location you want.

    A symbol appears on the map, and the map automatically zooms to the location. Pins remain in place on the map only during the current session; you cannot save a pinned location with the map.


Pins cannot be removed during the session, but you can change the pin by searching for a new location. To view the map without pins, start a new session.

Enable and disable the Search tool

As a report designer, you can turn the Search tool on or off.

The Search tool is turned on by default. To turn off the Search tool, do the following:

  1. In the Visualizations pane, click the Format button Format visualization to display the formatting tools.
  2. Expand the Search section.
    Search formatting options
  3. To turn off the Search tool, switch the button to the Off position.

    Report consumers no longer have access to the Search tool.