Flattening Maps

Even though the world is round, it does not mean that you have to look at it that way all of the time. PowerMap has a cool feature that allows you to switch from the globe view to a flat earth view.

NOTE: This is part of the Using PowerBI to Analyze Dynamics AX Data blueprint series where we show how to use PowerView, PowerPivot & Power Map to analyze and visualize your data more effectively. If you want to see all of the other posts in this series, click

How to do it…

To flatten your maps, follow these steps:

  1. Just click on the Flat Map button within the Map group of the Home ribbon bar. You can use the arrow buttons in the bottom right of the map to change the perspective of the map as well.

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