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Showing Hawaii and Alaska Near Continental US


Published: 23 Apr 2013
Last Modified Date: 07 Dec 2016

Question

How to display Hawaii and Alaska near the continental United States.

Environment

Tableau Desktop 

Answer

Follow along with the attached sample workbook.

Step 1: Create separate maps for the continental United States, Alaska, and Hawaii

  1. Double-click State to create the view.
  2. Drag Sales to Color on the Marks card.
  3. Right-click the worksheet tab and then select Duplicate Sheet.
  4. Repeat Step 3 so that there are three identical map views.
  5. Name the first worksheet "Continental US." 
  6. In the Continental US worksheet, drag State to the Filters card.
  7. Clear Alaska and Hawaii and then click OK.
  8. Click on the next worksheet tab and name it "Alaska."
  9. In the Alaska worksheet, drag State to the Filters card.
  10. Click the None, select Alaska and then click OK.
  11. Click on the last worksheet tab and name it "Hawaii."
  12. Drag State to the Filters card.
  13. Click None, select Hawaii and then click OK.

Step 2: Create a dashboard with a floating layout

  1. Drag the Continental US worksheet onto the dashboard.
  2. Under Add new sheets and objects, click Floating.
  3. Drag the Alaska and Hawaii worksheets to the dashboard.
  4. Re-arrange, re-size, and adjust color on the maps of Alaska and Hawaii as desired.

Additional Information

To view these steps in action, see the video below: 
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