Could you elaborate on what exactly you want to do with your geospatial data?
If you are hoping to take your Shapefile directories and reconstruct the polygons in Tableau, yes there are a number of ways you can do it.
I've taught this topic at Tableau Conference for the past 3 years, and would be happy to provide you some insight. But, first can you please provide a little more insight into what you are trying to accomplish?
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Thanks much for the inputs.
I want to implement something like interactive maps available in the below site,
If you see the website and the map has highlighted lines,different sets of shapes and polygons. Could you please let me know if it is possible to implement the same feature in tableau?
If so , what are the steps needs to be taken? Any licenses needed?
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Yes you can. But you'll need the right data. The data must describe latitude, longitude, the vertices and polygons.
Do you have an ESRI Shape file you want to work from? If so, there are a couple of free resources on the web to convert to a Tableau Data Extract (TDE) file format:
The one I've used before:
A new one that I've personally not yet tried:
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Thanks for mentioning the Shapefile to TDE Converter Steve Burger I’m with the company (Safe Software) that released it last week. If you get a chance to try it out, please let us know what you think as we are doing some updates to it over the next week or so.
Balaji Kannan the converter works well for Esri Shapefiles. If you also want to import or transform data from other sources, like Esri File Geodatabase or MapInfo, you can look at our FME Desktop trial. One of our partners wrote an example here which may also be of interest. Importing Spatial Data into Tableau using FME
Thanks Steve and Roger for your inputs.
I will let you know if I get any questions in the future for maps