Displaying Maps in a Disconnected Environment

Published: 16 May 2013
Last Modified Date: 01 Nov 2017


How to display maps in a disconnected (offline) environment.


Tableau Desktop


In general, there are three ways to display maps in an offline environment:

Option 1: Use the offline background maps

To use the offline background map select Map > Background maps > Offline. For more information, see Select Background Maps.

Note: Due to size limitations with the offline map, zooming in too deep may result in errors as the images for the more close-up maps are not stored offline.

Option 2: Use a map as a background image

Locate the desired map online and save it as an image file, or copy a map from another location. Set this map image as a static background image in Tableau Desktop. For more information, see Adding Background Images.

Note: Zooming in and out will not work with background images. 

Option 3 Use a local GeoServer 

For more information, see Use Web Map Service (WMS) Servers.
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