Microsoft Power Map Preview for Excel Getting Started

1     What is Power Map?

Microsoft Power Map for Excel is a three-dimensional (3-D) data visualization tool for Microsoft Excel 2013 which provides a powerful method for people to look at information in new ways. It enables the data discoveries that might not be seen in traditional two-dimensional (2-D) tables and charts. With Power Map you can plot geographic and temporal data visually, analyze that data on a 3-D globe and over time, and create visual tours to share with others.

NOTE: Power Map and Project Codename GeoFlow” are the same. “GeoFlow” was the codename we used for Power Map in the current preview release that’s available in the Microsoft Download Center.

With Power Map you can:

  1. Map Data: plot more than a million rows of data in 3-D, visually on Bing maps from an Excel worksheet table or the Data Model in Excel.
  2. Discover Insights: gain new understandings by seeing your data in geographic space and seeing time-stamped data change over time.
  3. Share Stories: capture screenshots and build cinematic, guided video tours that can be shared broadly, engaging audiences like never before. Tours can be exported to video and shared that way as well.

This preview of Power Map supports Arabic, Japanese, Spanish and English versions of Office Pro Plus.

Download the whole tutorial online:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/power-map-preview-for-excel-HA104102903.aspx

 

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