Icon Map


Icon Map is a custom visual for Microsoft Power BI. Custom visuals allow you to extend the capabilties of Power BI with additional visuals, not developed by Microsoft. This visual was developed by James Dales.

Icon Map was available in the custom visuals marketplace (App Source) within Power BI since 2018. However, the version available in the marketplace had not been updated since its initial release and was causing confusion so I have withdrawn this version. The documentation in this site relates to an upcoming, new version of Icon Map that will be released into the marketplace following a period of beta testing.

Update (4th August 2021)

Over the last few months I've been rewriting Icon Map from the ground up adding expression based formatting and number of powerful additional features. I don't expect any further breaking changes so have released the visual for beta testing. My intention is to submit to App Source at the end of this month.

Over next few weeks I will be updating this website to reflect the new visual. The existing content has been archived here.

The new visual is available to for beta testing from the downloads page, as is the earlier V2 visual.

If you find any bugs, please drop me an email at iconmap@jamesdales.com and I'll do my best to get them fixed ASAP.

For an overview of Icon Map and its capabilities, check out this recording (in English) from a recent session at the Stuttgart Power Platform User Group:

The Icon Map is a map visual based on an Open Source library, Leaflet. There are other map visuals available for Power BI. Icon Map was created to provide additional functionality not available in those visuals.

Interactive tour


Background Layers



GeoJSON shapes

Well Known Text (WKT)


Map controls and interaction