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In this session, we will explore how external geospatial tools and publicly available spatial (and non-spatial) datasets can enhance and extend the analytic capabilities of Tableau. We will derive new spatial datasets from multiple sources, run queries to identify spatial relationships, attribute datasets based on spatial metrics, and most importantly illustrate ways to get the most out of these data in Tableau. Knowledge of T-SQL and some basic geospatial concepts will be very helpful but not required.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Thursday at 9:00 am and Thursday at 12:00 pm
Get hands-on with your geographic data and mapping in Tableau. Come to this session and learn about the basic features of maps within Tableau, best practices, and visual customization features using your favorite movie data. We'll teach you the basics of mapping in Tableau Desktop, map latitude and longitude points and paths within your own data, how to build multi-layered maps using dual axes, out-of-the-box map layers, and custom background images.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Thursday at 9:00 am
Maps represent some of the earliest visualizations ever created and continue to be wildly popular today. In this demo-filled session, we will discuss guidelines for when to use maps in Tableau and how to best get started with them. While Tableau makes it incredibly easy to build maps, we'll explain what happens behind the scenes, and cover some of the most common tips and best practices for working with them.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Wednesday at 1:45 pm
Want something special for the background of your map in Tableau? Like a unique style of your own creation, or layers of your own geographic data? As a Senior Software Developer with the Tableau Maps Team I'll show you how to do those things, and more.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Wednesday at 3:15 pm
Buckle up and get ready for a trip around the country as we put the pedal to the metal in this advanced mapping session. From custom objects to hexagonal bins we’ll be stretching the boundaries of what is possible in Tableau. Also, we’ll be highlighting a range of tools that complement the wide range of mapping capabilities in Tableau. By the end of this course, you’ll have the knowledge and a tool set to take geographical and spatial data to new heights in Tableau.
What you will learn:
- Map Latitude and Longitude points, paths and polygons stored within your data or stored in shapefiles
- Overlay two custom layers in a Tableau view
- High-level overview of Tableau’s custom geocoding
- Measure spatial distance between points in Tableau
- Compute and map Hexagonal Bins to identify patterns in areas of dense spatial information
There are many custom map capabilities in Tableau including symbol maps, path maps, custom MapBox maps, and polygon maps. 2013 Tableau Iron Viz Champion, author of the 2015 Tableau Public Viz of the Year, and Zen Master, Ryan Sleeper, will walk you through how to make these maps and more. Along the way, you'll see the behind the scenes making of the" We're Not in Kansas Anymore" and "The Cost of Attending the 2015 World Series" vizzes to show how you can use these powerful features for your immediate benefit.
In 2014 PATH and the Tableau Foundation launched #VisualizeNoMalaria, an initiative to support the Zambian Ministry of Health to eliminate malaria by 2020. This session will showcase the community efforts of PATH, the volunteers including several Tableau Zen Masters, and the Tableau, Alteryx, and Mapbox communities to develop dashboards, alerts, and predictive models to support the work in Zambia. We will present a technical overview of the Tableau dashboards built to support the data pipeline, geospatial and predictive analytics using Alteryx, Mapbox, and Tableau, and VizAlerts for distributing dashboards to a variety of staff in Zambia. Come to this session to learn about this critical use case and be inspired about how you can do good with data.
It is easy to make a map in Tableau. Unfortunately, it is also easy to make a bad map. This session will introduce you to cartographic best practices to help you make better, more effective maps in (and outside of) Tableau and do it faster. This presentation will introduce principles of map design, including matching your map to the audience and question, choosing the right map type, designing more effective tool tips, and general symbolization techniques to help make your map more intuitive and effective for seeing and understanding the patterns in your spatial data.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 10:45 am
Thousands of women and girls from Mexico and Latin America are forced into an underground sex economy in the United States. Through the national hotlines operated by Polaris, we have compiled a large and complex dataset on these victims and the criminal networks that exploit them. Our recent partnership with Paxata and use of Tableau has allowed us to simplify our own data, synthesize it with external sources, and visualize it in a manner that is comprehensible. Join our data analyst for a demo of how we simplified complex data fields and geospatial data using Paxata to create a compelling story for law enforcement, government officials, and the general public.
What is a map projection, really? How many are there? Why so many? Which is the best? Are they important? What do the cool kids do with them?
Map projections guarantee that your map will always be wrong-ish, but we want to help you make it right-er. This presentation will address the basics of map projections as well as challenges and tradeoffs to consider when working with spatial data. We’ll emphasize some of these tradeoffs and the push towards right-er maps through discussion of one interesting projection issue: hex bins for spatial aggregation.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 12:15 pm
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 10:45 am and Thursday at 12:00 pm
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 1:45 pm
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 10:45 am and Thursday at 9:00 am
Note: Content is still being added to the schedule. Sessions, times, and locations are subject to change.