Tableau New Hampshire State Government Webinar Series: Focus on Maps

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Tableau is designed to make the most of geospatial data, so you can get to the “where” as well as the “why.” With instant geocoding, you can automatically turn the location data and information you already have into rich, interactive maps to help your data come to life and tell a story. Census-based population, income, and other standard demographic datasets are built-in so exploring the data becomes a breeze with just a few clicks. Maps are a popular way to visualize data, but selecting the best options can be overwhelming and lead to mistakes. Beyond adding icons to a map or color-coding specific areas, Tableau can leverage many different techniques to add analytic insight to your visualization including incorporating shapefiles and mapping services, custom map images, and spatial databases. Watch this webinar to see a comprehensive view of different mapping techniques, the advantages and limitations of each, how to determine which is best, and how to implement them in Tableau.


About the speaker


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.