With Tableau’s instant geocoding, it is very easy to build visually rich interactive maps for fields that have a specified geographic role.
For most of the developers, Spatial data for geo mapping is big requirement. Spatial data sets offer something that regular fields on Tableau cannot offer. For example – Lines and Polygons. These cannot be automatically shown on Tableau with the support of Point Oder, Path Information and Polygon data.
With Tableau 10.2, a new native spatial data connector was introduced. Most of the developers had a big sigh of relief as it made their jobs a little easy. The Spatial connector can be used to access KPI files, ESRI Shape files, Map-Info tables and GeoJSON files.