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.
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.