Thank you for posting these! I'd love to see an ongoing collection of working WMS servers and TMS files.
The USGS mapsource files only apply to the USA, is that right?
Are you able to get these to show up in your Background Map list in Tableau automatically? I have to drag them into my window to be able to use them (they don't show up in my list automatically once I've added them to my My Tableau Repository/Map Sources directory). Even after adding them manually by dragging the files into Tableau, they won't show up the next time I open Tableau unless I open a workbook that is using that mapsource file.
I probably have a different set-up from most folk; I cascade my mapping services and layer them as needed; FWIW I have just one "master" TMS in my mapsources directory in the program files directory...
Is that something you've accomplished in Geoserver, or is there another way for us to set that up?
At the moment, I can't go into further details. My apologies, I should have carbon copied you in to an earlier email...Sorry! Just a further note, these TMS files were created by 8.1 64bit.
These are very helpful. Using Allan's information, I was able to connect to my desired WMS server, and then create TMS files from the Export feature. Very happy so far. Thanks again, Allan.
What do you mean by "Using Allan's information"? I assume you mean that you've set up Geoserver and its working for you?
I sure wish I could at least try to use it... but our Technology Services team has yet to provide any reason or solution for why it will not work for me.
What I meant was that by first connecting to the WMS servers he provided, I was then able to use the Export feature under WMS Maps to create my own TMS files. I was too ignorant to realize you could create your own tms files once you connected to a solid map source.
Thank you so much Allan. You rock!
Hi. Thanks so much for this! The openstreetmap files are fantastic. I will win major points with my customers and bosses for the ability to show data on maps.
The USGS files won't load. Any ideas?
Thank you for uploading these! The openstreetmap color is perfect for my dashboard. I have imported the map successfully to my dashboard but it is tied to this URL: http://ows.terrestris.de/osm/service? if something happens to that URL will my map be corrupted?
Does anybody know if this open street background will still appear if you share your dashboard with somebody ? Or he also needs to have this file saved on desktop first ?
Also this doesn't seem to work when we are offline / not connected to net.
If sharing with someone else who is using Tableau Desktop, it was my understanding that the user would need to have the background map in Documents>My Tableau Repository>Mapsources.
If sharing on Tableau Server, the background map would need to be there as well, although I believe the option to publish it inclusive with the map exists. It's been a while since I've used custom Tableau maps since they've improved their own maps.
I set up a map service called OpenMapTiles internally in my organization. It's main difference with OpenStreetMaps (OSM) is that OSM service sends PNG image tile to client, while OpenMapTiles sends vector tile in binary text to client. OpenMapTiles is built from the same dataset with OSM though.
The advantage of OpenMapTiles over PNG image of OSM is that vector tile does not come with style (colour, thickness, etc), while PNG images of OSM are rendered product from server. Therefore with vector tile style can be configured client-side.
Now, can we also use OpenMapTiles as background map in Tableau?