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Mastering Tableau by David Baldwin

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Extending Tableau mapping with other technology

Next, we will consider how to extend Tableau's mapping capabilities with other tools. Tableau developers were careful to create a mapping interface that is readily extensible. Some areas of this extensibility, such as connecting to a WMS server, are available directly from the interface. Other areas require delving into the rarely explored TMS file. And still others require the author to provide latitude and longitude points - perhaps millions of points to create complicated polygons on a map or background image. We will explore each of these following options.

Exercise - connecting to a WMS server

The easiest way to bring a custom map into Tableau is directly from the desktop. The requirement is simply ...

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