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Thu, Mar 27 2014 12:00 Eastern Daylight Time

Analyzing Road Traffic Accident Data in Power BI


Analyzing Road Traffic Accident Data in Power BI

In this session I’ll walk through the lifecycle of a Power BI project, showing how you can download and import open data on British road traffic accidents into Excel using Power Query; model that data using Power Pivot; query the data using PivotTables; construct more complex visualizations using Excel cube formulae and Power Query; plot the data on a map using Power Map; and then finally query that data in English using Q&A. This is the same data that I used in my Power BI competition entry, but with an hour rather than just ten minutes I’ll be able to go into a lot more detail.

Chris Webb is an independent consultant specializing in Analysis Services, Power Pivot, Power BI, DAX and MDX. He is a co-author of three books: "Expert Cube Development with SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services," "MDX Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2005 and Hyperion Essbase," and "SQL Server Analysis Services 2012: The BISM Tabular Model." He blogs about Microsoft BI at

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