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Tableau Cookbook – Recipes for Data Visualization by Shweta Sankhe-Savale

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Using Background images

Tableau provides an option to display data on any given image. Typically, people use background images for displaying data on a custom map image. Even though Tableau allows us to use the default map options, background images can give us the flexibility to use our own custom images, which could be used as a special map. Background images need not necessarily be a custom map; instead it can be any image that corresponds to our data. For example, we may have data that corresponds to a floor plan of a building, or data that corresponds to a baseball game, which needs to be plotted on the baseball pitch, and so on. We can use background images to overlay that data on the actual floor plan of the building or on the baseball ...

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