Tableau comes with several prebuilt map styles that can be formatted and modified to suit your viz. Tableau Zen Master Matt Francis demonstrates how you can create even more beautiful maps using MapBox. Matt will show how to create a MapBox account and import new map styles into Tableau allowing you to design beautiful maps and dashboards.
- [Narrator] When it comes to creating maps,…Tableau has a few formatting options…so we can make the maps look a bit more attractive.…To find those, we go to the Maps section of our menu,…and Map Layers.…Here we can change the look and feel of our map.…For example, if we don't wanna have the labels,…we can turn off the Country and Region labels.…We can take off the state names.…We could add area codes and area code labels.…If we want, we can change the entire style…by going from a light to a dark background.…
This allows us to customize our map to fit in…with the overall look or feel of our data.…However, these options are quite limited.…We're still only changing a small amount of information.…If we want to get more detailed,…then we have to input a whole new map style into Tableau.…In this example, we're gonna use the website mapbox.com…to import a new map style into Tableau…and use it as our background map.…To do this, you'll need to register yourself…at the mapbox.com website in order to get an access token.…
The training starts with one of the most important features in Tableau: the difference between the green and blue pills (discrete and continuous data) and how this affects every single action Tableau performs. Then find out how to add new maps and create more effective dashboards that maximize screen real estate. Discover how actions can link together sheets and provide greater levels of interactivity and performance, and how formatting can make an ordinary dashboard demand attention. Plus, get some bonus tips on performing date and time calculations in Tableau. This course deep-dives into the practical, applicable, and essential skills that anyone doing data visualization and analytics in a professional setting needs to have.
- Green vs. blue pills
- Using filters, colors, and dates
- Connecting to data
- Extracting data
- Cleaning and prepping data
- Pivoting data
- Merging and joining data
- Highlighting data
- Using the Analytics pane
- Creating new maps
- Creating calculations based on parameters
- Designing dashboards
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Green and Blue Pills
2. Connect and Extract Data
3. Transform Data
5. Map Your Data
7. Dashboard Design
8. Useful Calculations
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