Pan and zoom let you change the part of a map and the amount of detail that is displayed. In this video, learn how to disable pan and zoom in maps.
- Tableau is a powerful data analysis program. When you visualize data using maps, you can zoom in and out, and pan from side to side to view data from many perspectives. If you want to focus on the specific view, Tableau lets you turn off pan and zoom to direct attention to the data you want to emphasize. I'll demonstrate how to pan and zoom within a map visualization and also how to turn those features off. Using 12_04 DisablePanAndZoom, and that's a sample file that you can find in the chapter 12 folder of the exercise files collection. The map that I'm using to visualize the location of customers who have bought items from our company highlights the eastern seaboard of the United States. So you can see it runs from the state of Virginia up through Pennsylvania, Connecticut to the east, and Ohio to the west. If I want to move within this visualization, then I can hover my mouse pointer over the map, and then in the vertical toolbar that appears, point to the right-pointing triangle and then click if necessary, the Pan tool, that looks like a four-way arrow. So I click there, and now if I click and drag, the map focus area moves around. So you see, I'm down to North Carolina, a little bit of South Carolina, doesn't look like anybody bought from there, and go up, and it appears we have a lot of sales in New Jersey and also going up, into southern New York and Connecticut. If you want to change the zoom level of the map, then there are a couple ways to do that. You can go to the vertical toolbar and click the minus sign to zoom out. In other words, go to lower resolution and see more of the map. There we go. If you want to zoom in, click the plus sign and there we are. And you can also use the scroll wheel on your mouse. So if I scroll up, then I zoom in, and if I scroll down, then I zoom out. If you want to turn off pan and zoom, go up to the Map menu, click Map Options, and in the Map Options dialog box, clear the Allow Pan and Zoom checkbox. Click the close button to hide the dialog box, and you notice that the vertical toolbar has changed. You can now select using the Rectangular Selection, Radial Selection, or Lasso Selection tool. But you can't and I'm trying to drag here, you're not able to pan by dragging, and you're also not able to zoom. The plus and minus buttons are gone from the toolbar, and I'm trying to scroll right now up and down, and it's not working. And of course if you want to turn pan and zoom back on, go to the Map menu, click Map Options, check the Allow Pan and Zoom option, close the box, and once again, you have those tools available to you on the vertical toolbar.
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2. Managing Data Sources and Visualizations
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5. Analyzing Data
6. Sorting and Filtering Tableau Data
7. Defining Groups and Sets
8. Creating and Pivoting Crosstabs
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12. Mapping Geographic Data
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