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Hexbin Scatterplot in Tableau

An interesting tweet came across my Twitter-stream the other day, showing a hexbin scatterplot chart type for Power BI: Having just presented a session at TC17 on working with dense data where Sarah Battersby and I covered (among other things) … Continue reading

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You Can Never Be Too Hexy…

Some time ago I wrote a post about how to create hexagonal heat maps. Central to the technique is the need for a “path” field to plot the 6 vertices around the polygon marks. As this is a synthetic value it won’t exist in … Continue reading

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Even Hexier than Before…

[This blog post is a result of working with Sarah Battersby (Spatial Overlord and all-around Crazy Map Lady) from our Seattle office. We worked together for a TC15 presentation “Go Deep: Interpreting Dense Data with Tableau” where she presented the … Continue reading

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I’m a Hex Machine…

My last post showed how to create hexagonal polygons that fit around the points created using the new HEXBINX() and HEXBINY() functions in Tableau 9. This post is to show how you might use this technique to create an interactive … Continue reading

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I’m Too Hexy For This Viz…

I meant to have an early night tonight but after reading Kristopher Erickson’s wonderful blog Native Hexbin support in Tableau 9 my head was filled with thoughts of hex! As Kristopher writes, there are now two new formulae in Tableau … Continue reading

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Loupe Tooltips

Well, it’s been a hectic week in Las Vegas for our customer conference but I have a brief window to put up this post. If you’ve been here, I hope you had a great time and learned heaps! One of … Continue reading

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Manufacturing a polygon from a single lat/lon coordinate

A little while ago I wrote a blog post on how to use pivot and densification to create great arc lines on a map without having to read the source data multiple times. In that example, each record had two fields I could … Continue reading

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