3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 15, 2018 12:22 PM by Deepak Rai

    Shapefiles, Excel Data, and Maps

    Natalie Phillips

      Hey Everybody,

       

      I am working on a project with police data. Part of this project is creating an interactive map with the crime data (i.e. location of all homocides, etc) and I created an interactive neighborhood territory map using shapefiles. Now that I have the territories, I need to include all of the police data which is stored in an excel sheet. I am fairly new to Tableau and need help somehow joining the data, creating a union (with no shared fields) between the shapefile and excel, or somehow using my excel data on top of/with the shapefile of neighboods I created.

       

      Is there a way to save the shapefile as a map layer to apply to the excel sheet? I'm stumped!

       

      Thanks!

      Natalie