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Geocoding with Excel and VBA

Before one can position an address (a street address or a town itself) on a map, it must be converted to geographic coordinates (latitude and longitude). Then, that latitude and longitude is mapped to a particular location on the map. Figure 1 shows several thousand U.S. cities and towns on a Mercator projection map. Well, […]

Slicer or Data Validation list

This note documents a somewhat creative – and I suspect an unintended – way of using a slicer. A slicer is a control element introduced with Excel 2010. It is a large easy-to-use control to filter the results of one PivotTable or even multiple PivotTables. I like the UI look-and-feel of a Slicer and decided […]

Winning Designs

A contest judged by a group from and Microsoft focused on visualizing data in Excel with PowerPivot where the data came from the Azure cloud data service. The details are at I won one of the 2 prizes based on my three contest submissions ( This post summarizes the three entries. My plan […]

PowerPivot – Part 4 of 4: A geographic visual display of 18 million US Census records

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