Power Map is a new 3D visualization add-in for Excel for mapping, exploring, and interacting with geographical and temporal data, enabling people to discover and share new insights. Power Map Preview is now a part of Power BI for Office 365 Preview.


Power Map is a new 3D data visualization add-in for Excel that provides a powerful method for people to look at information in new ways enabling discoveries in data that might never be seen in traditional 2D tables and charts. Power Map lets you plot geographic and temporal data visually, analyze that data in 3D, and create visual tours to share with others.

With Power Map you can:

  • Map Data: Plot up more than million rows of data in 3D visually on Bing maps from an Excel worksheet table or the Excel Data Model.
  • Discover Insights: Discover new insights by seeing your data in geographic space and seeing time-stamped data change over time.
  • Share Stories: Capture screenshot "scenes" and build cinematic, guided video "tours" that can be shared broadly, engaging audiences like never before.


System Requirements

         Supported Operating System

  • Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows 2008 R2 (requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0)
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Note: Windows 8 RT is not supported.
    Supported Microsoft Office versions:
  • Office Professional Plus 2013
  • Office 365 ProPlus
  • Office 365 Midsize
  • Office 365 E3
  • Office 365 E4

  • Power Map Preview for Excel is available for 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) platforms.
    Note: 64-bit (x64) is recommended for handling large volumes of data.

    Computer and Processor:
    1 Ghz or greater x86/x64 Processor

    1 GB RAM (32 Bit) /2 GB RAM (64 Bit)

    Hard Disk:
    3.0 GB available

    Internet connectivity:
    You must be connected to the internet to use Power Map.

    Graphics Card:
  • DirectX10
  • Latest graphics driver

  • Additional Requirements:
  • Internet functionality requires an Internet connection.
  • Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require additional or advanced hardware or server connectivity.
  • Monitor capable of at least 1024x768 resolution.

Install Instructions

Download the version of the Power Map COM add-in by running the MSI installer and follow the setup steps.