The new INTERSECTS() spatial function, introduced in 2022.4, makes it possible to determine if two spatial objects overlap without needing to perform a spatial join. This post walks through a few examples with points, polygons (buffers) and lines.
Creating Flight Paths in Tableau
This tutorial video steps through how to create flight path maps in Tableau using spatial functions including MAKEPOINT, MAKELINE and DISTANCE.
Buffer Functions and Spatial Joins
This video walks through how to perform spatial analysis by creating a spatial join between multiple data source with the help of various spatial functions, such as Buffer, MakePoint and Distance.
Spatial Joins in Tableau
Spatial joins can help you explore geographic relationships between different sources of spatial data. This blog and video walk through an example in Tableau.
Map Layers with Multiple Data Sources
In this video, I step through how to use map layers in version 2021.4 to create a three-layer map with polygons, lines and points and also how to use the different map layer options.
Show only Selected Countries in a Background Map
This blog shows how you can use MapBox to create a custom background map that only shows a filtered set of countries.
Area Spatial Function
Version 2021.2 sees the introduction of a new spatial function: Area. This blog and workbook include a few examples along with a couple of cautionary notes.
Mapbox Data Visualisation Component
Mapbox recently added a data visualisation component to Mapbox Studio, which enables the creation of custom spatial data visualisations using imported data directly within Mapbox. This blog walks through how to create a map of Airbnb locations in London using the component.
Geospatial Analysis with Map Layers
With the ability to combine and overlay more spatial data, the Map Layers functionality enables a wider variety of geospatial analyses. This post walks through an example of searching for an Airbnb in London that meets different criteria.
Creating Custom UIs with Map Layers
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vector Maps in Tableau
This blog post looks at the new vector maps in Tableau Online in the 2019.1 beta release.