How to format the Power BI map with an example? Formatting the Power BI map includes changing the bubble size, color, map title text, title position, background color, and more.
To demonstrate these map format options, we will use the map we created earlier. See the article Create a map in Power BI to understand the steps required to create a Power BI map.
How to format the Power BI map
Click on the Format to see the list of formatting options that are available for this map.
Format Power BI map data colors
While creating this map, we add the Order Quantity as Color Saturation, and that is why we see the Divergent option under Data Colors. Change the Minimum, Center and Maximum colors according to your requirements.
If you removed the Color Saturation Order Quantity, the Data Colors section shows you the colors of each bubble, as shown below.
Let me add the order quantity to the color saturation again
Format Power BI map category labels
The Map Category labels mean names that represent each bubble or circle. By toggling the Category Tags option from Off to In, you can enable these tags.
In the screenshot below, you can see that we changed the color to black and the text size to 14. If you like, you can also add the background color.
Format the bubble size of a Power BI map
Use this section to resize all circles. As you can see from the screenshot below, we resized to 25%.
Map control in Power BI Map
By default, the automatic zoom option is enabled for this map. However, you can disable it by turning the Auto Zoom option on and off.
Format a map theme
Use this section to change the look or theme of a map. Let me select the aerial theme.
Format a map title in Power BI
By toggling the Title of In to Off, you can turn off the map title.
In the screenshot below, you can see that we changed the font color to green, the text size to 20, the font family to Georgia, and the heading to center alignment. If you want, you can also add the background color to the title.
Format the background color and borders of a map
You can add the background color to a map by toggling Background option a In.
Similarly, you can add borders to a map by toggling the Border option of Off to In.