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Video: How to create your own custom maps in Tableau from any image and overlay data ontop

by Christian Bartens on
Among the many interesting things I saw at the Tableau Customer Conference in Las Vegas, custom mapping stood out as a great feature that could take one’s data visualisations to the next level.

I was inspired to give it a go and put together a dashboard that shows the ticket sales for a concert in a venue that has allocated seating. You could do something similar with data related to hotel occupancy, restaurant bookings and meals ordered, or usage of rides at an amusement park, just to name a few other applications.

There are a few steps involved in using custom maps, so I’ve put together a short screencast (split over two videos) to show you how it’s done.

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