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Integrating map box studio with Tableau

Integrating map box studio with Tableau

Scope - This article helps us to understand how we can integrate Data Visualization Tool Tableau with Map box and add different types of Map flavors into Geo Viz in Tableau.

What is Tableau - Tableau Software helps to produce interactive data visualization products focused on business intelligence in various business domains.

What is Map-Box - An open source mapping platform for custom designed maps. Mapbox's APIs and SDKs are the building blocks to integrate location into any mobile or web app.

Procedure to Integrate Tableau with Map-Box 
Step 1 - Create an account on Map Box using this link.

Step 2 - Go to the API access tokens and you'll see a default token ID generated like below

Create an account on Map Box

Step 3 - If you want to generate a new token, click on Create a new token. 

Step 4 - Tableau Desktop: Once you open Tableau Desktop and pull the data to your workspace, click on the map option in the menu bar and select Map Services.

Tableau-Map Integration

Tableau-Map Integration

This will lead you to the window below,

Map Services

Map Services

Here you can add new map services to create stylish map viz.

Step 5 -  Click on add, and select classic option as show below,

Customize style name

Customize style name

Step 6 - Name the style, and paste the API access token obtained earlier from Map-box Studio.

Step 7 -  Select any Map box present style, and the same style will be applied to the Geo Maps. Here we go...

Map visualization

Map visualization

Similarly, we can incorporate many styles from map services and integrate with Tableau to produce beautiful visualizations.

About the author

Deepak Godabanhal Shivakumarachary

Deepak is a BI Analyst at USEReady. His major focus is to deliver the story driven dashboards for customers using Tableau Software. Deepak has over 4 years of experience in Software Development and Business Intelligence including active database handling and data mining. Visit Deepak on LinkedIn

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