Apr
24
2016

Isolating US MAP into Individual Geographic States

Tableau is designed to make the most of geographical data, so you can get to the “where” as well as the “why.” With built-in Tableau integration, using maps couldn't be easier! Occasionally, however, we want to get creative and display more information within the map. Now, this is obviously just for visual flavor, as the end user would see in multiple other areas the selected metric, but the technique is a nifty trick with many different applications.

Apr
8
2016

How to create a Square Tile grid map in Tableau

These days Choropleth has gained popularity — specially tile grid map. In this article, we are going to create a square Choropleth map which has become very popular nowadays. These are maps, where areas are shaded according to a prearranged key, each shading or color type representing a range of values. In this version, the map areas are reduced to a uniform size and shape (typically a square) and the tiles are arranged to roughly approximate their real-world geographic locations. Don’t you think, this is a great idea as it allows for a smaller national map that still preserves the overall location & region and maximizes overall information?

Mar
26
2016

10 Tableau Timesavers – Tips and Tricks (Part 2)

Ever wonder how to become faster at Tableau but don’t have time to read every Tableau blog? Or maybe you wish there was an easier way to do some tableau stuffs without wasting your precious time? This article is a monthly list of 10 tips or tricks you can use in Tableau that takes less than 5 minutes to learn. These tips will help you save time, expand your knowledge, and will generally impress your friends / supervisor.