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How to import a shapefile into Tableau software?

Have you just downloaded a shapefile from your Spotzi account or any other platform? In order to import this shapefile into Tableau, please watch the tutorial video or read the instructions below for a walk-through of this process.

How to import a shapefile into Tableau? [Guide + Video]

Tutorial Video

Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Extract your zipped shapefile.
  2. Open Tableau and connect your shapefile from the start page.
  3. A worksheet will be created; go to this worksheet.
  4. Drag the Geometry field and other dimensions to the Detail shelf, or directly onto your canvas.
  5. Congratulations! You have successfully imported a shapefile to Tableau.

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