Last Modified Date: 22 Jun 2018
Option 1: Upgrade to Tableau Desktop 2018.1 or laterStarting in Tableau Desktop 2018.1 it is possible to create a dual axis map with custom and generated Latitude and Longitude values. For full directions, see Create a dual-axis map from a combination of generated and custom latitude and longitude fields
Option 2: Use Custom Geocoding
- Create a custom geocoding .CSV file that correlates all of the latitude/longitude coordinates with the required nomenclature. For more information, see Creating an Import File.
- Import the custom geocoding into Tableau Desktop. For more information, see Importing Custom Geocoding.
- Use the name-based recognition to set up a dual axis view exclusively based on generated latitude and longitude values.
Background images will not have the same functionality as a map axis. For example, it is not possible to select marks on a background image or see tooltips. For full directions, see Use Background Images in Your Views
Option 3: Replace one axis of the map with a background image
CauseTableau Desktop 10.5 and earlier does not recognize that the latitude/longitude of one dimension are related to the lat/long of another dimension (such as the custom lat/long compared to generated lat/long). Therefore, when the second set of lat/long are placed on the row/column shelves, they restrict the potential points of the dual axis. In effect, any dual map information can only be plotted on the secondary map if the lat/long coordinates match the lat/long already on the view.
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