2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 25, 2011 7:44 AM by Becky Logan

    Mapping - polygons AND text

    Becky Logan

      Is there any way to not only color/shade the states using polygon marks based on data, but to also display the values on each state? In other words, to both apply colors to the states AND also include labels?

        • 1. Re: Mapping - polygons AND text
          John Abdo

          Hi Becky,


          To the best of my knowledge, the current version 6.1 doesn't support Labels with Polygon mark types. Version 7.0 due out in approximately 90 days will support dual-axis map charts which will permit you to have one mark type be Polygon, while the second overlaid on top could be Text or any other mark type.


          I have attached a screenshot of my polygon map of zip codes with an overlaid "Response Rate" measure using Tableau 7.0.  If you want to try it, you can request admission to the beta program at beta@tableausoftware.com.


          Others may know a workaround with 6.1, and I look forward to hearing their input.





          • 2. Re: Mapping - polygons AND text
            Darcy D

            Hi John - can you post your actualy workbook?  I'm attempting to do this in 7.0 and am stuck on the dual-axis map chart idea.  Have the thematic mapping part down, just can't figure out how to get the labels on.