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Excel GeoFlow

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Here’s a second example of Microsoft making a big BI-related announcement at the Sharepoint Conference and not PASS, and so ensuring that no-one in the Microsoft SQL Server BI community hear about it… Excel GeoFlow. It’s an Excel addin for geospatial analysis that is closely integrated with PowerPivot and looks very similar to Layerscape, but properly integrated with Excel and PowerPivot. So far I’ve only found two sources of information on it – Jen Underwood’s blog post:
http://www.jenunderwood.com/blog.htm#PASSandSPC2012
…and, this very detailed post from Patrick Guimonet (in French), which has a lot of screenshots and several long videos shot during the Sharepoint Conference:
http://blogs.codes-sources.com/patricg/archive/2012/11/16/spc12-spc258-geoflow-for-excel-2013-a-new-way-of-exploring-geospatial-data-and-sharing-insights.aspx

If you thought maps in Power View were impressive, just check this out…

Written by Chris Webb

November 29, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Posted in Excel, GeoFlow

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  1. [...] to Microsoft’s bizarre decision to make two big BI-related announcements (about Mobile BI and GeoFlow) at the Sharepoint Partner Conference and not at PASS the week before. I’d been content to write [...]

  2. Chris, any idea where an average joe BI guy can get ahold of the geoflow beta?

    Kevin

    December 13, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    • I think I saw in one of the screenshots that a public beta is planned for early next year.

      Chris Webb

      December 13, 2012 at 4:47 pm

      • I just noticed in a slide elsewhere that there was an email address for requesting the private beta, guess I’ll see how that pans out :)

        Kevin

        December 15, 2012 at 2:03 am

  3. [...] Excel 2013, PowerPivot, Power View and Office 365; there’s more cool stuff in form of Mobile BI, GeoFlow and Data Explorer coming next year, all of which are very much part of the Office 2013 story too. [...]

  4. [...] it’s not so important because all of the options for mapping in Excel 2013 such as Power View, GeoFlow (Jason Thomas did a good post on it recently) and the Bing Maps Excel 2013 app, all do it for you [...]

  5. [...] Pour ceux qui ne suivent pas les news vous pouvez faire une session de rattrapage sur le blog de Patrick Guimonet ou en anglais sur l’incontournable blog de Chris Webb [...]


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