Category: Government and Public Data

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Mapping UK Airspace

Editor's note: This Mapping Month guest blog post was written by Craig Bloodworth of The Information Lab. See it published on The Information Lab's blog here.
As somebody who’s always fascinated by the possibilities & potential of combining mapping and data visualisation knowing somebody who has some fun ...

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New in 8: Javascript API pt. II

In our last blog post you saw how we can use the new Javascript API in Tableau Public 8.0 to play and pause a viz and automate some of the filtering.
You can use the API to control any Tableau Public viz that you embed on your website, and you can use any interactive functionality you'd expect: filters, actions, mark ...

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New in 8: Javascript API

Until now we have focused our “New in 8.0” series on new chart types and advanced dashboard formatting, but today we’ll be broadening our scope to cover a powerful new under the hood feature - Javascript API.
The upcoming 8.0 version of Tableau Public includes an expansive set of Javascript functions that allow for advanced ...

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New in 8: Word Clouds

Another new visualization type in Tableau 8.0 is the word cloud. These are similar to bubble charts in that words are sized according to some numerical measure and all packed into a designated space. Word clouds are generally most effective when you're presenting data about--you guessed it--words.
Let's take a look at an ...

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State of the Union, in Words

For those living in the US, a new year includes a new State of the Union address from the president. Tonight, President Obama will continue that tradition.
As data enthusiasts, we naturally have a viz to go along with it. This viz shows the top 100 words used in every State of the Union speech, going back to George ...

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2012 Election Viz Gallery

With the 2012 U.S. Presidential election coming to a close tonight let's recap some of the great election based vizzes created by our Tableau Public users. The gallery below features 43 different interactive visualizations spanning data from the entire electoral history of the United States. Use the comments to recognize your ...

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