I'm new to the Forum. Is this meant to be a referral to Kent Marten for off-line discussion?
That notation will notify Kent that there's something to look at in this thread. If he's free, and has something useful to contribute, he'll respond.
Have you at least done a Google search for WMS software? What's out there?
Thank you Michael.
Yes, I have done a Google search, but hoped to connect with someone(s) who has had success with this sort of integration.
There are a number of 3rd party options you could choose from. In no particular order: MapServer, GeoServer, OpenMapTiles, ArcGIS Server are a few options to publish WMS. The first three have free options.
I have seen an example of this working using OpenMapTiles.
Is it a hard requirement to use WMS? Depending on what version of Tableau you are on, you may be able to connect to internal vector tile map servers, which offer some benefits compared with WMS.
We’re presently on v2019.2. No hard requirement to use WMS. I specified that solely because of what I’ve seen in Tableau online. I’m looking for the best solution to fit my unusually small-scale deployment scenario.
Thank you very much for this reply and any other recommendations you might offer.
Can you direct me toward documentation or resources that would describe either or both how to connect Tableau Server to an internal vector tile map server and/or an OpenMapTiles server specifically?
Hi BOB WACKER,
There is no official documentation published on how to do this, as connecting to 3rd party vector tile servers, such as OpenMapTiles, requires manually editing the tms file, which isn't officially supported by Tableau.
However, if you send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, I can go over this in a bit more detail and perhaps help you out.