If you’ve used other Business Intelligence or Data Discovery tools, you may have yearned for a comprehensive solution for analyzing geographic data via maps. While many “legacy” toolsets fall far short in this area, Tableau provides a rich mapping capability. By using a combination of geocoded data (data that Tableau interprets as containing a geographic location) and Internet-supplied background maps, you may perform detailed analysis geographically.
Consider this dimension portion of the Data Window from the Sample -Superstore - English (Extract) data source that’s included with Tableau 8. Note, in particular, the Mapping ...