How to use Excel's 3D PowerMaps

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Bob Flisser
Bob Flisser has authored many courses and books about Microsoft, Adobe and Apple products, and has been a computer trainer since the 1980s.
One of Excel’s coolest data visualization features is the ability to plot data on a 3D map. Also known as Power Maps, this is an ad-in that comes with the Windows version of Excel. And the maps aren’t just static! You can show data changing over time and export the animation as a standalone video. Power Maps has a lot of features and options, so this episode is a little longer than normal.
Author:Bob Flisser
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