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We address many of the common problems Tableau users face when needing to map their data.

Do you need to link Tableau with your corporate GIS?

Yes. Map Intelligence links your Tableau data with , Esri ArcGIS Server and/or ArcGIS Online, Pitney Bowes/MapInfo Spectrum Spatial, or GeoServer.

Do you want to use SHP or TAB files in Tableau?

Yes. Map Intelligence connects to your spatial datastore to enable you to use map layers in Tableau without any need to export as SHP or TAB files and then import into Tableau.

Would you like to theme line features on maps such as roads, train lines, pipelines, networks using your Tableau data attributes?

Yes. Map Intelligence supports lines being themed by data values, e.g. coloured by value ranges.

Do you want to use points on a map without the need for co-ordinates to be held in Tableau, and theme points based on business data?

Yes, because the co-ordinates for our key business address data are stored in a spatial extension within our database and we don’t want to have to duplicate them in Tableau. Map Intelligence supports this requirement by linking to the point identifiers in Tableau.

Does your organisation have custom boundaries such as sales territories which you would like to use with Tableau?

Yes, we have custom map boundaries which routinely change and we want to use them directly from our GIS repository, Map Intelligence supports this requirement.

Would you like to have a WMS catalogue of standard layers such as demographics or weather feeds, and make them available to all Tableau documents without coding?

Yes. Map Intelligence can support this in Tableau

Would you like to see and compare on the one map view, multiple themed map layers sourced from different Tableau data sources?

Yes. Map Intelligence can support any number of themed layers points, lines or areas based on data from a Tableau document.













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Map Intelligence is integrated with Esri’s ArcGIS Server , Pitney Bowes’ Spectrum Spatial and GeoServer. Map Intelligence uses OGC formats to link with any OGC compliant map server such as Pitney Bowes' Spectrum Spatial or GE's SmallWorld. Google Earth can be used for powerful 3D visualizations and Google Maps as a web-service to display images and data sourced from Google.  Bing Maps, Mapbox or Open Street Maps can be used as tiled map services.

In all BI environments Map Intelligence comes with functions such as ‘on the fly’ geo-coding of address data, reverse geo-code lookups, OGC features such as WMS GetFeature and WFS requests using the underlying OGC compliant server, and the ability to utilize custom web-services such as Drive Time analysis. For more detail on Map Intelligence functions see the MI Details section of the website.

For demos of Map Intelligence see the online demonstrations section of this website.

Please contact us at  to discuss your location analysis requirements or directly contact one of our regional offices.


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