Location Label on Classic Mapbox Maps Only Displays in English

Published: 21 May 2019
Last Modified Date: 20 Jun 2019


After upgrading Tableau to version 2019.2 or newer, location labels on map views using Classic Mapbox display only as English.


  • Tableau Online 2019.2
  • Tableau Server 2019.2
  • Tableau Desktop 2019.2


Workaround: Create a two layer classic map instead
  1. Open workbok in Tableau desktop.
  2. Select Map> Background Maps > Map Services
  3. Highlight mapbox service name
  4. Select Edit...
  5. Select Custom and specify following map ID to add map layers
    • mapbox.pirates
    • mapbox.streets-basic
  6. Republish workbook to Tableau Server or Tableau Online.


Vector maps is introduced into Tableau 2019.2 to provide better mapping functionality. Currently only English labels is available in Mapbox basic vector.
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