This blog post explores using Tableau’s new Map Layers feature to create custom User Interface elements such as popup charts, viz in tooltips and custom URL links.
Five Ways to use Images in Tableau
This post and associated workbook describe five methods of adding images to your Tableau visualisations including shapes, viz-in-tooltips, web objects, background images and image objects.
Tableau Map Layers
The new Map Layers feature allows you overlay multiple marks layers on a map removing the need to use a dual axis and opening up new possibilities for visualising multiple sources of spatial data.
Creating Links to Google Maps from Tableau Tooltips
If you have latitude and longitude fields in your data, you can create tooltip URL actions to open Google Maps in a browser at the exact location of those fields for any row in your data. This blog walks through how to create these links.
Using Custom Mapbox Maps in Tableau
This post walks through how to create a basic custom Mapbox map, publish it and import it into Tableau Desktop for use as the background to a visualisation.
Creating Charts within a Hexmap
In this guest blog post Tamás Varga explains how you can create charts within a hexmap; a technique he used for a recent #MakeoverModay visualisation. Tamás also shares some of his design process and sources of inspiration.
Hierarchical Selections in Tableau
This post explores an approach for implementing hierarchical selections in Tableau which can be used for filtering and highlighting.
Previous_Value Table Calculation
The PREVIOUS_VALUE table calculation can be used to make custom versions of running sum calculations and generate comma separated lists of items. This blog gives an overview with these and other examples.
Tableau Animation Core Concepts
What is a mark ID? How are they created and how to they impact animation in Tableau? How do you create custom animations? This post aims to answer these questions and provide an understanding of the core concepts of animation in Tableau.
Creating a Chord Diagram with Tableau Prep and Desktop
Chord diagrams show, in a circular form, the inter-relationships between entities in a matrix. This post describes a method for creating a chord diagram using Tableau Prep and Desktop templates.
Creating Drill-Down Tables with Parameter Actions
This post walks through how to create a drill-down table in Tableau so you can see different levels of granularity at the same time as well as how to create a custom button to go back to the default view.
How has the UK responded to lockdown?
This blog post walks through some of the design and UX choices in making this visualisation about how different areas of the UK have responded to lockdown.
Tableau Metrics enable you to see KPIs and trends of various measures sourced from different dashboards in an easily digestible format that's optimised for mobile.
Buffer Spatial Functions
Buffer spatial functions allow you to perform trade area analysis in Tableau Desktop without any pre-processing of data. This blog explains what buffers are and how to create them.
Animated Transitions in Tableau
Animated transitions enable consumers of data visualisations to more easily understand changes between states such as when filtering, sorting or changing levels of granularity.
Creating a Selection Panel with Parameter Actions
This post walks through how to create a selection panel using parameter actions, storing all selected items in the same parameter and giving feedback when the max number of items have been selected.
Drawing on Dashboards
Using a parameter as data source, this blog shows how you can draw sequential points over a grid or on a map with spatial points.
Coral Reefs of Indonesia
For this month's #IronQuest, I take a look at geographic data on the amazing but sadly under threat Coral Reefs of Indonesia.
Tableau 2019.2 New Features
2019.2 has been a bumper release with loads of great new features: parameter actions, hide/show containers, vector maps, spatial calculations and lots more. This blog includes a links to a workbook with a number of example use cases.
Tableau Public API
Tableau Public has an API that allows you to download all the meta-data for your visualisations on the platform. In this blog post, I walk through the process and provide a template for you to build your own Tableau Public metrics dashboard.