September 16, 2011
State Polygons in Tableau – A must have, useful, simple template
I recently read a post by Albatrosa Analytics that included a map of the continental US with the states shaded. I’ve see many people do this in the past, but the data set created by all of the points was HUGE. Now with the polygons feature of Tableau you can easily create a shaded map.
In the viz below, I’ve used the data blending feature to combine the polygons with data by state. I can see so many uses for this.