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Distance Label Does Not Display When Using Radial Selection Tool


Published: 14 Sep 2015
Last Modified Date: 05 Oct 2016

Issue

When using the radial selection tool on a map, the distance label might not display. 

Environment

Tableau Desktop 

Resolution

  1. Ensure that default Tableau maps are being used.
  2. Zoom in further on the map by using the "+" icon.

Cause

The radial selection tool shows the number of miles being selected once the map is zoomed in to a certain level. By design, this label will disappear when zooming out too far. This is due to the inaccuracy in measurement presented by the curvature of the earth.  

Please note that the radial distance does not display when using third-party or open-source background maps.
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