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Updated: Jul 3, 2023

10 Tableau Maps that caught our eye :

In no order of importance we thought it would be fun to review 10 Maps that are eye catching. We all draw creative inspiration from the Tableau Community and these individuals created amazing maps that helped tell a story. To see the full viz, click the image to access the Tableau Public post.

Kimly Scott created a visualization, The Stamps in my Passport to map out the 21 countries she has visited. Using the Makeline function in Tableau she is illustrating the route from one country to the other. The colors she used for her custom Mapbox really caught our eye. She also used a Parameter for the user to filter the map by year.

Dinushki De Livera mapped out car accidents in Cincinnati since 2015. She used two map layers, one to plot the points and the other was a custom map built in Mapbox. Density marks on color were used to illustrate the hot spots of accidents over time. She used a collapsible container to show insightful metrics that filter the map using dashboard actions. Also, she called out the drop in the number of accidents during Covid-19.

Wendy Shijia built a map, Inside the Noah's Ark for Plants. This illustrates the Svalbard Global Seed Vault (SGSV). The SGSV is a secure seed bank on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen. Wendy used curvy line to connect the country to the type of seed. The size of the dots represent the number of seeds. To find out how to create the curvy lines check out her guest blog post: 

Pradeep Kumar created Beyond the Border for IronViz 2019. He used Makeline to show the  origin of immigrant populations residing in the U.S. The size of the dots represent the number of refugees. He used a hexmap as a filter to show the place of origin for immigrants for the selected state.

Jeff Shaffer built a map of Cincinnati, Ohio visualizing the age of the buildings throughout Cincinnati. He used the dark map in Tableau and striking colors to illustrate the development through years. He also allows the user to view an animated version of this viz. He enabled the zoom option in maps to allow the user the ability to see more detail at the street level. 

Adi McCrea created London's Royal Patronage in Tableau. The map highlights using color, the Royal locations across London. It was created using Mapbox and the data was processed in Alteryx. Something that caught our eye, the method she used to draw attention to a certain radius around London and her simplistic color choices.

Mike Cisneros created Most Dangerous Places. The map plots ACLED conflict data and world population. What's so intriguing, he uses a latitude and longitude grid with every point representing 30 square miles. 

It combined gridded population estimates with ACLED's conflict event database to determine which places in Asia and Africa had the highest rates of mortality due to political conflicts. 

It was admittedly impossible to pick only one of Adi's beautiful maps. Adi McCrea created a map of Madrid en Amarillo in Tableau using a custom design with Mapbox. The selective use of color and clean design creates a minimalistic look that caught our eye. This visualization illustrates the pure beauty of the streets in Madrid.

JR Copreros created City and Colour: Income Inequality in Toronto. He used several map layers to allow the end user the ability to hover over each neighborhood to better understand income levels by race. 

He used a base layer to plot the neighborhoods at a very granular level of detail with dots representing race within each neighborhood. The next layer, he used a transparent map to outline the neighborhood borders. And finally, a layer to show level of income.

Soh Elghany created Health Facilities in Sub-Saharan Africa. For this map, each dot represents a health facility that exists in Sub-Saharan Africa. She used a filter action to highlight the facilities by the various administrations. She used a striking diverging custom color palette to illustrate the number of facilities.

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