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Resources for both data visualization and infographics, with examples from the non-profit sector
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Blending Google Analytics and SQL data with Tableau

Blending Google Analytics and SQL data with Tableau | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

"One of the most common scenarios for self-service BI users is to combine data sources. Many companies use Google Analytics to measure how their web sites are used, but site usage is often only part of the story."

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They Walked Together: ESRI Basemaps available for Tableau

They Walked Together: ESRI Basemaps available for Tableau | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

 "Delivered as map services, these basemaps and reference layers are freely available to anyone and include World Imagery, World Street Map, World Topographic, Ocean Basemap, and more."

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Going Dual Axis on Maps in Tableau

Going Dual Axis on Maps in Tableau | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
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I have to share this, because learning how to use dual axis changed my life. Okay, it just made it a lot easier.

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Tableau 8.1 Keyboard and Mouse Shortcuts

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Shortcuts for working with Tableau 8.1

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The Vizioneer Blog: Tableau Tricks

The Vizioneer Blog: Tableau Tricks | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
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Love this! In April 2014, he's publishing one trick a day. I've already learned how to make a calendar in Tableau, and it's only April 2!

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Tableau and Splunk ally for machine data visualization

Tableau and Splunk ally for machine data visualization | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Tableau and Splunk ally for machine data visualization - SiliconANGLE (blog) http://t.co/eUW9Wyy7Ay
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Volunteerism in America | Tableau Public

Volunteerism in America | Tableau Public | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
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Design Your Data Viz Like a Product Designer | Tableau Public

Design Your Data Viz Like a Product Designer | Tableau Public | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

"People are bombarded all day long with emails, tweets, Facebook posts, etc. Why should they spend the time to look at your data visualization? Just like a product, your viz should be designed with a specific goal and context in mind, and should capture the consumer’s attention immediately and provide a value to them."

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Tableau How To: Viz of DC Crime, Transit and Imagery | Urban Mapping Blog

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The possibilities associated with this technology make me totally geek out. The largest downside, though, is the expense.

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Tableau adds integration with R

Tableau, the popular interactive data visualization tool, is coming out with a new 8.1 update, and it will include integration with the R language. Access to R is a feature that has been requested ...

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An important update for those who are heavy in the #dataviz field!

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Tableau takes data visualization a step further with "Story Points"

Tableau takes data visualization a step further with "Story Points" | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

Tableau Software’s 8.2 update includes a variety of  improvements — Tableau can now run natively on Macs, for example — but the new Story Points feature stands out.

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10 Ways to Drive End-User Adoption of Tableau

10 Ways to Drive End-User Adoption of Tableau | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

I often see Tableau developers fall into the "Field of Dreams" fallacy. With the perfect formula or the bar chart just right, they’ll have the perfect dashboard that everyone will want to use."

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Geoserver and AtlasStyler Tutorial for Tableau Users

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A helpful tutorial for connecting Geoserver with Tableau for more customized mapping.

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A quick-guide to Data Visualization with Tableau

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A worthwhile intro to Tableau for real newbies.

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Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index Visualized in Tableau

Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index Visualized in Tableau | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Are you happy where you live? Have you thought about moving to another state? Gallup-Healthways recently released their latest Well-Being Index report, outlining well-being across every state in Ameri
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I offer this Tableau example as one that is interactive enough to be interesting, but not overly hard to recreate.

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Extending your options with Tableau Dual Axes

Extending your options with Tableau Dual Axes | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

"Often people think of Dual Axes in Tableau as a way of showing different measures on the same chart, but they can be just as effective, if not more so, in adding an an extra level of information or detail to a chart in a more interesting, or clearer way."

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Project: Rethinking Sex Offenders | WisconsinWatch.org

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Curating this one due to the Tableau usage at the bottom of the page. I appreciate the effect use of space.

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Poverty by County in California, 1989-2011

Poverty by County in California, 1989-2011 | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
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This was my first dashboard shared via Tableau Public.

It features two maps: child poverty by county and adult poverty by county, using U.S. Census data.

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Tableau Tip: How to Build a Combination Area Fill & Symbol Map

Building combination map type in Tableau Version 7 is easy. In the following video I demonstrate how you can build a map using the Superstore Sales file that...
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This came in very handy for me this morning!

 

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Jewel Loree's Tableau blog

Tableau Vizzes, Tips, and Musings
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I feel like I'm behind in finding this, but I have to share anyway. This is a really interesting blog from a Tableau user-- I can't wait to try making a .gif in Tableau using her hints!

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MicroStrategy tackles Tableau with free data visualization - Washington Business Journal

MicroStrategy tackles Tableau with free data visualization - Washington Business Journal | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
MicroStrategy Inc. launched an assault on rival Tableau Software Inc. Tuesday with the release of a free desktop-based data visualization product, an unusual move for the normally cloud-centric business intelligence company.
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I do like "free," although I think the costs arise with technical assistance. It will be interesting to see how this product compares with Tableau given its lesser cost.

 

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