This tutorial video steps through how to create flight path maps in Tableau using spatial functions including MAKEPOINT, MAKELINE 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.
Travel Planner & Emissions Calculator
This post highlights some of the techniques used in this travel planner dashboard that allows you to draw out two routes on a map, select the methods of transport and then compare them by distance and carbon emissions.
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 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.
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.
Vector Maps in Tableau
This blog post looks at the new vector maps in Tableau Online in the 2019.1 beta release.