Data Viz Done Right

March 30, 2016

Converting Eastings and Northings into a Tableau Transport for London Bus Route Finder Using Alteryx


Today my son Oscar came to work with me to spend time with the Data School and give them an assignment. He asked them to download the Transport for London data and find something interesting. I paired Oscar with Ben Moss and they wanted to look at the busiest times for busses. Oscar will publish his work on his Tableau Public profile when he’s done.

Oscar then wanted to take the bus route information and plot the routes on a map. The data include eastings and northings and we need to somehow turn these into points on a map. Tableau doesn’t understand these as geographic dimensions, but fortunately Rob Suddaby had just written a blog post on how to do this with Alteryx.

Super duper simple!!