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.
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.
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.
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.
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 calculations 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.
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.
For this month's #IronQuest, I take a look at geographic data on the amazing but sadly under threat Coral Reefs of Indonesia.
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.