Tableau Tutorial: How to use Shape Files

Ever wondered how to make interactive maps on Tableau? Here’s a video tutorial I created showing you how to use shape files and take advantage of Tableau’s mapping capabilities. Enjoy!

Tableau tutorial on working with maps and shape files.

The tutorial covers:
- A quick explanation of polygons and shapefiles and how they relate to maps.
- Getting the required shape files (.shp and others)
- Creating a nice map viz in Tableau
- Example data — Local Government Areas in Nigeria.

Useful Links
- LGA in Nigeria Shape file https://africaopendata.org/dataset/shape-file-of-nigeria
- Tableau Public Workbook — https://public.tableau.com/profile/insightore#!/vizhome/StatesandLocalGovernmentAreasinNigeria/LGALookup
- Tableau Public Profile — https://public.tableau.com/profile/insightore#!/

Interactive map of Local Government areas using shapefiles in Tableau