My latest best new Tableau skill reflects on a technique I used within this week's Makeover Monday during which people were challenged to visualise the sustainability of public transport around the world.
I wanted my visualisation to replicate a Bus Route with each city alternating to the left and right of a centre line, effectively representing each city as a stop on a route. I hoped this would relate the visualisation to the theme of the data and as such increase engagement with the analysis; here is how I did it:
- Ensure you have a field that orders your data. In my Makeover Monday example I wanted cities ordered by the most sustainable so I created a RANK_UNIQUE table calculation: