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It's Mapping Month!

It’s mapping month! With the new and improved maps in 8.2, it seemed like the perfect time to have mapping month! We have rebuilt the maps from scratch in-house to now include a much faster and better experience. We will have a wide range of content this month... from how-to/tutorials to guest blog posts.
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Story Types: A Thought-Starter

{Note: a version this blog post was also published on the DataRemixed blog.}
Every data set contains a myriad of stories. I'm using the word "story" in a liberal way here, not necessarily in the "bedtime story" kind of way, or even the "headline news story" kind of way. By "story", I simply mean a sequence of data-driven ...

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Our Favorite Storytelling Vizzes of the Day

To celebrate the end of Storytelling Month, the Tableau Public team has rounded up our favorite Vizzes of the Day from the 23 chosen in July. All of these vizzes featured the new Story Points feature in Tableau 8.2. We've selected these vizzes because they are exemplary ...

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Telling Tales with Tableau

Editor's note: This Storytelling Month guest blog post was written by Matt Francis of Wannabe Data Rock Star.
Stories have had a pivotal role in the sharing of information throughout history. From sitting around a campfire to blockbuster films, stories have allowed people to exchange ideas. One reason for this is ...

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And the winner is...

A huge thank you and big congratulations to all the contestants in our final Iron Viz feeder contest, the Storytelling Viz Contest! We asked you to put together amazing data stories and you definitely delivered. Make sure you check out all the entries to see some fine examples of the Storypoints feature in Tableau Public 8.2

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Storytelling Viz Contest Entries

This is it! Here are the last batch of entries to the Iron Viz at the Tableau Conference in Seattle in September. Now let's hear who YOU think should join the data brawl with our first contestant, John Mathis, winner of the Elite 8 Sports Viz Contest last March and Jeffrey Shaffer, the winner of our Quantified Self Viz Contest. Use ...

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Lead with Story

Editor's note: This Storytelling Month guest blog post was written by Cole Nussbaumer of Storytelling With Data, originally posted on her site here. The illustrative example Cole uses in this post was also published to Tableau Public using the new Story Points feature here.
When asked to write a guest blog post for ...

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Story Points Sizing Tips

Now that Tableau Public 8.2 is here, we thought it would be a good idea to have some more information about the sizing on stories!
1. Stories are variable in size
Before creating a story, find out any width requirements on your CMS – you can then size the story accordingly. Setting the size of the story is very similar ...

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July is all about Storytelling

Themes Galore
It's been one year since we started running monthly themes on the Tableau Public blog. In that year, we shined the monthly spotlight on authors, data, social data, design, stats, year in review, data blogging, data journalism, sports vizzes, tips & tricks, and most recently, quantified self.
Last month ...

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Storytelling Viz Contest

Look how happy Storypoints make Tara!
It's your last chance! It's time for our third of three contests that feed into the Iron Viz at the Tableau Conference in Seattle in September.
For the uninitiated, Iron Viz is the ultimate battle of Tableau skills. Three challengers are selected based on contests held through ...

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