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, …

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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 …

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Winning Designs

A contest judged by a group from mrexcel.com and Microsoft focused on visualizing data in Excel with PowerPivot where the data came from the Azure cloud data service. The details are at http://www.mrexcel.com/Challenge2011/challenge_52011.html. I won one of the 2 prizes based on my three contest submissions (http://www.mrexcel.com/Challenge2011/challenge_52011_win.html). This post summarizes the three entries. My plan …

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