Category Archives: Maps

MGRS Coordinates in Tableau

I had an interesting question from a customer today – is it possible to use Tableau to show data that is tagged with Military Grid Reference System (MGRS) coordinates? For those unfamiliar with this system MGRS is based on the … Continue reading

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Australian Postcode Filled Maps now in Tableau 8.2.1

My colleague Stephen Ermann in Singapore made an amazing discovery this afternoon – we now can draw filled maps for Australian postcodes directly out of the box! This is a huge improvement for users in AUS as this has been one … Continue reading

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Solution to intermittent map rendering issue

I recently had a question from a customer – they had deployed a dashboard to their Tableau Server and when they viewed it via a browser they found the map would initially render with a blank background but when they … Continue reading

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Labels on custom polygons

Putting a label on a custom polygon is a little complicated as you can’t just label the polygon itself – it’s really a construct of many vertex points and you don’t want to label them. What you really want to … Continue reading

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Australian region boundaries in Tableau

Edited 8 Aug 2016 – see this update about new files covering the 2016 ASGS update. I regularly get asked if Tableau can show filled areas on maps – e.g. post code boundaries, local government areas, statistical or census areas, etc. … Continue reading

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