At Ignite, Microsoft yesterday announced ArcGIS Maps for Power BI created by Esri. This new ArcGIS Maps for Power BI visual is provided by Esri and it is now available in preview. ArcGIS geo-enables Microsoft Power BI with the world’s leading spatial analytics. ArcGIS Maps for Power BI offers enhanced mapping capability, demographic data, and even more compelling map visualizations so you can tell your best story. You can even create heat maps with a click.
After you select this visual in Power BI, you can change the base maps of the Esri visual. It supports four base maps including dark gray, light gray, open street maps, and Esri’s standard ArcGIS base map. It also allows you to change how how your data appears on the map. You can select point based or shape based maps.
ArcGIS Maps for Power BI will automatically show shapes if you bind state names, or points if you bind latitude and longitude values. In addition, you can easily apply heat maps to spot the intensity of points in a geographic area, or a cluster map that shows the number of data points in a specific area.
Learn more about it here.