Power Map July Update

Power Map July Update

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Last month in the June update we focused on quality improvements for Power Map, including enhanced interaction with maps on touch devices. The touch experience should feel smoother, more fluid, and more predictable. Using your feedback, we also improved stability. Thank you for sending in your error reports! 

This month in the July update we’re adding a new feature called “Automatic Refresh.” This feature makes the Repeat Tour feature we added back in May even better. During tour playback, Automatic Refresh will pull in the latest updates to your data every 10 minutes. When used together, Repeat Tour and Automatic Refresh let you use Power Map to monitor events in near real time. We’re very excited about the new opportunities this opens up, and we hope you are too.

To enable Automatic Refresh, make sure Repeat Tour is turned on:

Then press the “…” button when you’re playing your tour to bring up the new tour options menu:

From the menu click the Automatic Refresh option to toggle it on:


If you find these features useful, please “Send a Smile” in the app and let us know how you’re using them. We hope you enjoy using Power Map. Big things are coming soon, so stay tuned for our monthly updates.

  • Excellent , Autmatic refresh:on / Repeat Tour.

    Do I need "Play the tour" for Automatic refresh ?

  • I am new to PowerMap and trying to start with something simple.  I would like to plot the locations of my clients stocking points, the mills that supply them and the railcars enroute to the stocking locations.  Is this something PowerMap should handle easily -- it seems so.

    is there some detailed documentation on how to get started.



  • Very cool, keep up the great work!

  • @Yoshihiro Kawabata Automatic refresh runs while the tour is playing, yes. When the tour isn't playing if you want to refresh the data click the ‘Refresh Data’ button in the Power Map ribbon.

    @Bruce McRitchie Get Started with Power Map:


  • Thank you Miguel.

    I will re-try "Play the tour" and Automatic refresh:on.

  • I was (am) new to Power Map day before yday. By now, I feel so much drawn into it. Great piece of work, keep it up! Thanks

  • Always appreciate the updates,  even if I'm forever stuck on the standalone Excel at work. That's out of my hands. On my end,  my most requested feature is data labels. That would really enable meant more use cases for me!

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