ArcGIS for Power BI

ArcGIS for Power BI is a custom data visualization built into Microsoft Power BI that brings mapping capabilities to reports and dashboards.


ArcGIS for Power BI is included with Power BI and does not need to be added or installed.

A Power BI report showing two overlapping maps created with ArcGIS for Power BI

ArcGIS for Power BI uses

ArcGIS for Power BI allows you to visualize data on maps, including the following uses:

  • Geoenable your data more accurately.
  • Display your data using smart map themes.
  • Make area-based selections.
  • Understand the demographics of areas you are interested in.

Once you finalize your ArcGIS for Power BI map visualizations, you can publish your Power BI dashboards and reports and share them with others.

Get started

As a report designer, you create a map visual from your Power BI or ArcGIS data and customize the map to tell your story. When you complete your report, you can share it with colleagues. Report consumers see the report in Reader view, designed exactly the way you want them to view the data.

Use ArcGIS for Power BI directly from Power BI or sign in using your ArcGIS account to access content from your organization.


As a report designer, when you first create a map with ArcGIS for Power BI, you must add location data to the map to activate the visual and see the map tools. Drag a location field from your data into the Location field well (or drag latitude and longitude coordinates into the appropriate Latitude and Longitude field wells). ArcGIS for Power BI performs geocoding most accurately when the address information is on a single line in your Power BI data; see Prepare your data for more information.

Drag location data into the Location field well to start creating a map.

When the visual is active, the selection, navigation, and user profile tools appear on the map.

Use the following links to create maps in ArcGIS for Power BI: