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Capturing Animation in Tableau Maps

Editor's note: This #MappingMonth guest blog post was written by Allan Walker of allanwalkerit.tumblr.com. Allan is a 2013 Tableau Zen Master and is a mapping expert in Tableau! Take a look at these animations of Tableau maps using data from Strava, Opendata, and ...

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Viz as Art Contest

Tableau is all about helping people see and understand their data. And sometimes seeing and understanding data means creating not only insightful visualizations, but really stunning ones, too.
The Viz as Art contest is all about showcasing those fun, unexpected, and beautiful ways you work your magic with Tableau—neither ...

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From GPS to Viz: Hiking Washington's Trails

Since moving to the Seattle area in early 2013, we've been doing our best as a family to tromp our way through the lush, scenic trails around us, guided by a helpful little orange book entitled "Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington & the Cascades". At first, my ...

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Destination Data: Maps of Seattle

Tableau Conference (TC14) is coming to Seattle! In preparation for TC14, Tableau employees (including myself) have been making vizzes about the best places to visit while in Seattle. Check out the Seattle maps below and be on the look out for the addition of new vizzes to ...

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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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