Mapping in Tableau
[Online] Tableau is a software package that is popular for creating striking visualizations, such as charts and graphs. It also has an increasing number of capabilities to create maps. In this workshop, will introduce some of the mapping features in Tableau. Participants will learn how to create several types of maps from geospatial datasets and tabular data that include locational values, such as place names or coordinates. We will also discuss best practices for designing effective maps.
To maximize the amount of hands-on time working with Tableau, participants are expected to watch recorded instruction that we will share prior to the workshop. During the workshop time we will work together on a few assignments to practice the materiel covered in the tutorial video. This work time is designed to give you a chance to try to use Tableau Public or Desktop to create interactive maps, along with others at a similar level, in an environment where you can ask questions live.
Duke students at are eligible for a free one-year license to activate Tableau Desktop. Faculty and staff may also request a free license to use for teaching and non-commercial academic research. Be aware that it can take a few days to receive your academic license. A free Public Edition is also available to everyone. Please contact the instructor before the workshop if you have any issues installing Tableau.
This event is offered virtually. A zoom link will be sent via email to registered participants to join the workshop.
The content of the workshop may be recorded. If you are uncomfortable with a recording being published, please contact the instructor at anytime prior to the conclusion of the workshop.
Mapping & GIS, Data Visualization
- Wednesday, February 23, 2022
- 10:30am - 12:00pm
- Data and Visualization