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Geographical plot in Tableau
  • Last Updated : 01 Oct, 2020

In this article, we will learn how to draw a geographical map in tableau worksheet to do further operations. For this first look into the two terms:

  • Tableau: Tableau is a very powerful data visualization tool that can be used by data analysts, scientists, statisticians, etc. to visualize the data and get a clear opinion based on the data analysis. Tableau is very famous as it can take in data and produce the required data visualization output in a very short time.
  • Geographical Plot: Plot in Geographic Coordinates. If you have data that is associated with specific geographic locations, use geographic axes or charts to visualize your data on a map and provide visual context.

Dataset used in the given examples is Dataset.

For this we have to follow some steps :

Open the Tableau tool and connect a dataset into it. Drag and drop the one sheet of the connected dataset. Click on sheet1 to open the tableau worksheet. On clicking Sheet1 you will get whole dataset attributes on the left side and a worksheet for work.



To draw a geographical map you have to select a minimum of two attributes (one in row and one in column) by drag and drop then select the chart option as map.

Example 1 :

Example 2: This example is also drawn similar to above example 1 with some extra marks and which is explained in steps given below:

  • Select the State and Sales fields as column and row respectively.
  • Select the chart type map.
  • Apply marks by map fill.

Example 3: This example is also drawn similar to above example 1 with some extra marks and which is explained in steps given below :

  • Select the State and Profit as column and row respectively.
  • Select the chart type map.
  • Apply marks by color of shipping mode.
  • Apply marks by text of discount.


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