Let us not waste any time on reading long-worded introductions, and get right down to our 5 top tips for creating different map styles in Tableau.
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A simple way to create a clean map for best visualization is by removing the map layers. In order to do this, all you need to do is Select Map on the toolbar menu and “map layer”. Then simply click on the uncheck box and everything in the map layer window, this will leave behind only the outline of the map data.
When you use map, you can change the border colours of the map under the option ‘Color’. Simply select the colour and choose the border colour that you desire.
Combining the above mentioned step 1 and 2 and by clicking to remove the fill colour, we can create an outline of a map. To do so, first remove the map layer shown in step 1 and then set the map fill colour to match with the background colour. And voila! After selecting the desirable colour for the borders (as shown in step 2) we now have created just a simple outline of the map of USA!
To do this in Tableau, you must remove the base layer which is similar as shown in the first step, we can then alter the Pane colour to change the colour of the water on the map to any colour we want. Once we get the base layer to be unchecked, all we have to do is simply right-click on the map and select ‘Format’ then select “Shading” and then alter the “Pane” colour to any shade of our choice.
Just like the previously discussed step (step 3) we can start by making the borders of the countries. In this case we have also combined the step 4 where the pane colour has been changed to match. This has given rise to a red coloured outline of the countries of the world on a pitch-black background.
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