Are you able to share your workbook so the community can check it on current settings.
I've attached the workbook as requested. Sorry it took a bit of time but there was a lot of extraneous data that had to be stripped out.
So, you can see that the filled map has the count of users. The circles show the count of products.
What I am trying to achieve is:
1. Display the country name
2. Keep the count of users visible but not hide the country name.
3. Off set the circle so that it doesn't appear over the country name or the count of users.
George I had this same complaint 4-5 years ago (before there was an Ideas section of our forums). Tableau Community please pass this onto the appropriate Dev Team (probably Sean Boon). Here's what George is talking about:
Because the Tableau map tiles and the Text labels all use the same 'centroid' position, the data viz labels obscure the underlying map labels. I know it's a difficult issue, but it sure would be nice if there was a solution.
George, the possible workarounds are:
- Add the country to your underlying data and put this field on the text shelf along with the other info you want to display.
- Manually move all your labels off of Tableau's underlying map tile (NOT an actual suggestion).
Maps have been improved quite a bit since I started using Tableau (6.0). And I suspect they will continue to improve. George if there isn't an Idea already out there, create one, and I'll vote for it!
[ kettan you know of any Idea out there?]
Hi George Hutto,
To make sure that none of your labels overlap you need to structure what you show on each Marks Card. Since you use dual axis, you have 3 marks cards: all, latitude 1, latitude 2. Think of it as 2 layers of data instead of a single map. Add all of your labels on one of these cards (layers).
Make sure that you uncheck "Allow labels to overlap other marks". Use alignment to control how the label is positioned in relation to the geo point (circle).
I also wrote this blog post about using dual axis for maps: how to overlay maps in Tableau
Hope this helps!
All great info for a different question. I believe he was talking about covering up the labels on the underlying map tiles, not the other axis.