Going Deeper with Maps in Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop    |    Expert
  • 10 videos | 43m 22s
  • Includes Assessment
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Tableau Desktop's geographic data tools allow you to perform robust analysis on your map views. In this 10-video course, learn how to work with geographic data in which Tableau recognizes location names or create maps from spatial files. Also, observe how to use a variety of tools to configure maps to suit your data. Begin by learning how to use the selection tools with map visualizations; create choropleth maps to depict ratio or aggregated data in Tableau Desktop; and examine the steps involved in creating maps by using spatial files and geodatabases. Discover how to create maps from shapefiles; create density heat maps; and work with background maps and setting default background maps in Tableau Desktop. Learn how to group existing locations together to create custom territories or regions; use Google Maps to quickly generate directions to the points identified in a map, and explore how to create map views by using Mapbox maps. Conclude the course by exploring the steps involved in blending two data sources and creating primary groups.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Demonstrate the use of radial, rectangular, and lasso selection tools
    Create choropleth maps to depict ratio or aggregated data in tableau desktop
    Demonstrate the steps involved in creating maps using spatial files and geodatabases
    Connect tableau desktop to geographical data contained in shapefiles
    Demonstrate the process involved in creating density heat maps in tableau desktop
  • Demonstrate the approach of selecting new background maps and setting default background maps in tableau desktop
    Group existing locations together to create custom territories or regions
    Use google maps to quickly generate directions to the points identified in a map
    Demonstrate how to create map views using mapbox maps
    Demonstrate the steps involved in blending two data sources and creating primary groups

IN THIS COURSE

  • 4m 21s
    Creating maps in Tableau Desktop can allow for a more intuitive approach to analysis. To properly utilize maps though, you’ll need to know how to use the selection tools with map visualizations. FREE ACCESS
  • 4m 2s
    In Tableau Desktop, you can create choropleth maps to show ratio or aggregated data. Choropleth maps (also known as filled maps) can show ratio or aggregated data per country, state or any region that can be geocoded. We’ll look at creating a choropleth map that displays profit ratio in this video. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Creating maps from spatial files & geodatabases
    3m 39s
    You can connect to spatial files and geodatabases in Tableau Desktop. The data in spatial files can be used to create point, line, or polygon maps which can then be used in analysis. We’ll also look at joining spatial files and creating dual-axis maps. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Creating maps from shapefiles
    6m 6s
    You can connect to shape files directly in Tableau Desktop. The data in shape files can be used to create point, line, or polygon maps which can then be used in analysis. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Creating heat maps
    3m 18s
    Trying to plot very large data sets on maps can lead to dense overlapping data which can make your view uninterpretable. In these cases, it may be a good idea to use a heat map. Heat maps are a good way of showing the frequency of concentration which allows users to more easily view special patterns in your maps. Though this video will demonstrate a heatmap on a geographic map, note you can use them on other charts such as scatter plots. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Working with background maps & images
    6m 3s
    You can customize map views in Tableau Desktop to suit the data you’re working with. You can also display data over a background image to give more context to the marks in the view. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Creating territories
    5m 33s
    You can create custom territories by grouping existing locations together in Tableau Desktop. You can do so by selecting and grouping locations in the view, creating a territory from a geographic field, and geocoding a territory field from another geographic field. We’ll look at each of these methods in this video. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Using Google Maps in Tableau Desktop
    4m 11s
    You can link to locations in Google Maps from Tableau. This can be handy as it allows you to provide directions to points in your map views using Google Maps. You can search using Field names or insert exact X & Y coordinates. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Working with Mapbox maps
    2m 20s
    If you have created a Mapbox graphic style, you can import it into Tableau Desktop and use it as one of the background styles in your map views. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Supplementing your data source through blending
    3m 50s
    Data blending is one of the ways you can combine data in Tableau. It works by supplementing nulls in the primary source with data from the secondary source. When blending, there may be certain cases where you’ll only need some of the data in the secondary source. In these cases, you can create a primary group to bring selected fields into the primary source. We’ll look at supplementing data through blending for geographic data, but not that this method can be used with other data types too. FREE ACCESS

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