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3D Maps In Microsoft Excel

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Did you know that you can create a 3D Map in Excel to visualize your geographic and temporal data?

You will be blown away by what it can show you, as it offers you a different perspective as compared to tables and charts!

We will be using data from a list of Power Station examples that we have downloaded from MicrosoftPower%20Station%20Sample.xlsx. This is our sample table with geographic location and specified times:

3D Maps In Microsoft Excel

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STEP 1: Ensure you have clicked on your data. Go to Insert > Tours > 3D Map

3D Maps In Microsoft Excel

 

STEP 2: All of a sudden you have a bare 3D Map!

Let us do the following, drag the following fields:

  • Capacity (Megawatts) to Height – to show a tall bar per location according to the value
  • Company to Category – to color code the bar according to the company’s portion
  • Initial Date of Operation to Time – you will see something cool later, wherein an animation of a timeline will be generated!
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3D Maps In Microsoft Excel

And just like that your 3D Map is now ready for your analysis!

3D Maps In Microsoft Excel

STEP 3: Wait there’s more! Go to Home > Tour > Play Tour

You will see an animation of the timeline on the growth of Capacity has went over time per location!

3D Maps In Microsoft Excel

See our recording below to see the timeline in action!

 

How to Create a 3D Map

 

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