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I would also think I could specify the size of the worksheet before adding it to the dashboard, but I do not see any option for adjusting the size of the sheet itself without manually dragging one of the sizes. This seems pretty imprecise.
Yep, very imprecise David. But with a bit of patience you can get it to look like this:
The trick is to make the maps smallish on the worksheet page, so they don't fill the container on the dashboard. Then 'sneak-up' on it as you drag them to fill the container (and don't get too greedy ). I attached your workbook with the first one done. I also added borders to the title and headers (couldn't help myself).
PS: How's you generate the shape file?
Thanks for the response. I like that better then the way I was doing it. But as you point out... not very precise.
The shape files were obtained in ARC format .shps from respective Federal agencies. .shps converted to Tableau polygon approach using Richard Leeke's shapetotab function which was very helpful.
Richard has put in a lot of time and research coming up with some very useful add-ons/utilities (programs really). It's good to see people putting these to good use. Right now he's working on the next-gen of his Circles showing distance on maps. I don't think he would mind if I gave you a sneak peek:
This shows a five mile radius around my client's stores against Tableau's online map. In previous versions of Circles you were pretty much limited to circles around a point. Adding other elements, such as custom shapes and even labels, was difficult, if not impossible. As you can see he has solved these problems. And by the way it load extremely fast!
Anyway, I'll let him tell you more about it when he's ready.
Fantastic. Do you know if that would work on top of a polygon map such as the ones i had? This would solve a huge hurdle I was faced with in that I would like to show a layer of "points" on top of the map as it exists now. I could use circles to accomplish that potentially.