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2433853 - Using geospatial analysis / location data with SAP Analytics Cloud


How can a user enable the usage of a location (geo) dimension for geospatial analysis?


  • SAP Analytics Cloud


Geospatial (geoenrichment / geocoding / mapping / GIS) analysis features can be enabled by only two of the following model creation options:

  1. Main Menu >> Create >> Model >> Import a file from your computer.
    Prerequisites require that your file include latitude / longitude coordinates or region data (Region data is currently only supported in the USA).

    Update: From Version 2019.7, when adding Area Name Geo Enrichment to models, you can now use country, region and subregion data to create the location dimensions for countries besides the United States. The country data can be provided as ISO3 and ISO2 codes, or the country names in English. See What's New – 2019 Releases (Till 2019.7)
  2. Main Menu >> Create >> Model >> Use a datasource >> Live Data connection.
    Prerequisites require that your live data connection model will be based on a HANA calculation view that is enriched with latitude / longitude coordinates.

Note: Geospatial analysis starting with a blank model (Main Menu >> Create >> Model >> Start with a blank model) or appending location information to a geo-enabled dimension is not supported at this time. Please provide your support on enhancing this feature by voting and commenting on the idea: Extend functionality of Geo mapping capability.

The Create Location By Coordinate or Create Location By Region method is displayed below (option 1).


See the following SAP Analytics Cloud help pages and resources for further information:

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