Microsoft is preparing for an update for Office 365 which will be released in February. 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. The upcoming Office 365 will include a new feature called Data cards. Data cards display rich tabular data for a specific geolocation on mouse hover or selected visual. Users can drill down and surface hidden data during presentation or storytelling.
What are Data cards?
Previously, Power Map had tooltip to show data user selected for visualization. Data card allows users to provide more contextual information for presentation and storytelling. This is one of the most requested features by Power Map users. Hover over or click on any data point on the map (not available in heat map visualization), the default data card would appear to show data associated with that particular point, which are drawn from the default field list of geo, height, category, and time.
Power users of Excel will be happy to hear this new feature.