Let’s get this out of the way. I’m not responsible for any of this fantastic content. It all came to me from a seriously talented guy named Allan Walker, aka “The Tableau Mapper”. So if you decide to use this information, thank Allan when you see him.
Allan is so cool that I sometimes get him confused with Walker, Texas Ranger, played by Chuck Norris. Figures 1 and 2 show you what I mean.
The Seven Tableau Background Maps
This post is going to be very short. Just click here to download an Excel file and follow the instructions contained within. In a few minutes you will have seven new Tableau maps (Figure 3) to use to impress your co-workers.
We all thank you, Allan, for openly sharing your knowledge.
More Maps In Tableau
To learn more about additional maps in Tableau, read this article by Anya. The techniques are more involved than the simple stuff included in this article, but it looks like a lot of fun. Also, check the comments on that article for more information about Allan’s recent work.
Updates to This Article
Click here to see the updates made to this approach since initial publication.
See the comments below for more discussion on cool dudes. Speaking of swagger, my wife just sent me this shot of my little dude Jett Black who is currently back at home in Tennessee. He is showing some swagger…