1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 30, 2012 1:02 PM by Shawn Wallwork

    Custom or override geocoding assignment

      Is there a way to create custom geocoding assignments  - for example we have properties such as cell towers that are insured by my company. These cell toweres reside in the middle of a very rural area. Have exact long/lat values on our systems and looking to map these properties via Tableau analytics tools.

       

      is this possible or must I rely on built-in gecoding via Tableau?

        • 1. Re: Custom or override geocoding assignment
          Shawn Wallwork

          (Got this one Richard get back to that custom grouping of shapes you're working on!)

           

          Lou, you can absolutely 'map' all your cell towers (even if they are in the middle of the ocean!) To make it easy, call your custom lats/longs 'Latitude' and 'Longitude' then when you connect to the data source Tableau will automatically give them the proper geographic roles. If you have a tower ID or some other unique identifier (name, whatever) then just drop that on the Level Of Detail shelf, and Tableau will plot all your tower. There's lot more you can do, but I won't go on...

           

          Rest assured Tableau can handle your mapping needs (mostly).

           

          --Shawn