Will the map have finite marks or it should show lat-long of any point clicked on the map ?
Hi Vikram, would like the map to show the lat-long of any point clicked on the map.
Is this the kind of thing you are looking for ?
I mocked this up using superstore data, the dashboard has a highlight filter on sheet 1 from the sheet 2 selection. You could also change the way that the lat long displays by making it pop up on the map when selected.
HTH 18.3 attached
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Thanks for your response. It appears that your worksheet is showing a
tool-tip using labels when i hover over or click a 'pre-populated' zip
Instead, i'm trying to make the map take an input from the user - it the
user clicks a blank spot on the map, i'd like to place a dot at that
coordinate and show the coordinates where the user clicked - similar to how
google maps works. I don't think this is possible in the standard tableau
functionality since there needs to be an underlying data set instead of
taking user inputs to build the visulaization, but wanted to check with the
experts on this forum.
Some other ways may be to use an plug in with tableau but not sure where to
On Tue, Jan 1, 2019 at 4:41 PM Peter Fakan <email@example.com>
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I took another approach - this one uses a custom column/row dataset that can get as detailed as you need (i.e. I just went to 10 row x 10 column but you might want to change the detail to 1000 x 1000 for example)
Step 1 - load your box grid data
Step 2 - select Map > Background Images > your sheet name
Step 3 - when you load your image, set the X and Y field to Row and Column, and set the extremes to the same amount of detail you have set (in this case mine is a 10x10 box)
Step 4 - change the shape of the mark to your pin icon (I just used a red upside down triangle)
Depending on the amount of work you want to do, you could potentially map each grid location to a lat/long location and have the tooltip put up the correct info, however that would be a lot more work IMHO.
Peter, this is a really innovative way of doing this - very cool , thank you !
I agree - it would be a lot of work if we were to build a grid at a more detailed level, and it might make the workbook very bulky. But good thing is that it will definitely work and it is a viable solution.
i'm leaning towards using a plug in with tableau. Will do some research and share if i find something. I was actually able to do this in power bi using a logic apps plug in which imported Bing maps and it worked just like the online bing maps - smooth zooming, click and drop pins anywhere, etc.
I was hoping for a similar way to do this in Tableau
Thanks so much for your time on this !