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Geography Data Type

August 7, 2018 - by Bill Jelen

Geography Data Type

Office 365 subscribers will soon start seeing a new feature on the Data tab: Linked Data Types for geography or stocks.

Start by typing some city names or country names in Excel. Select those cells and choose Data, Geography.

Select the city names and choose Data, Geography.
Select the city names and choose Data, Geography.

For each city that is recognized, a map icon will appear in the cell. Click that icon or press Ctrl + Shift + F2 to get more information about the city.

Click this symbol to see a Data Card.
Click this symbol to see a Data Card.

The data card contains fields about the city. At the bottom of the data card are links to the source web pages where the data came from.

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