White paper

10 ways to add value to your dashboards with maps

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Sarah Battersby, Research Scientist, Tableau

In state and local agencies, geospatial data is playing an increasingly important role. From public health to transportation to resource management, government agencies are relying on geospatial data in the form of maps to build powerful context, enhance understanding, and ultimately, improve decision making.

When working with data in the public sector, it’s essential to know how to create dynamic, interactive maps. Read this white paper by Tableau research scientist Sarah Battersby and learn 10 ways that state and local agencies can leverage the integrated mapping features in Tableau to create compelling visualizations, and bring deeper meaning to your dashboards.

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Sarah Battersby

Research Scientist, Tableau

Sarah’s primary area of focus is cartography, with an emphasis on cognition. Her work emphasizes how to help people visualize and use spatial information more effectively. Her research has covered a variety of areas, including perception in dynamic map displays, geospatial technologies and spatial thinking abilities, and the impact of map projection on spatial cognition.

Sarah earned her PhD in Geography in 2006 from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She is a member of the International Cartographic Association Commission on Map Projections, and is a Past President (2015 - 2016) of the Cartography and Geographic Information Society – a society composed of educators, researchers and practitioners involved in the design, creation, use and dissemination of geographic information. Sarah is a member of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee, a Federal Advisory Committee sponsored by the Department of the Interior under the Federal Advisory Committee Act.