If you’ve played with Tableau’s new spatial data connector, you might have come across an error like this:
or even this:
The first error message will pop up if you try to connect to a spatial file containing lines and the second when your spatial file contains more than one feature type. Geographic features can be polygons, lines or points. At the time of this writing, Tableau can connect to spatial files containing either polygons or points but not both in the same file. I don’t know if/when Tableau is planning to support mixed geometry spatial files but support for lines is a high priority item and is coming soon…
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Is there an expected date for support of Multiple Geometry types, in Tableau.
I.e, Once you have added your point data, can you then import, lines and polygons to supplement the data Set ?