What is Tableau Public?

Tableau Public is a free platform to publicly share and explore data visualizations online. Anyone can create visualizations using either Tableau Desktop Professional Edition or the free Public Edition. With millions of inspiring data visualizations, or “vizzes” as we affectionately call them, anyone can see and understand vizzes about any public data topic under the sun, making data part of everyday life and supporting a community to grow and learn from each other.

Explore data visualizations on any public data topic.

Get inspired by over 3 million interactive data visualizations created by more than 1 million people from around the world. From music to sports and politics, Tableau Public users have created visualizations on every possible topic. Browse our curated galleries of community-created visualizations or search for topics by keyword with the help of hashtags. Discover how other users create their vizzes by downloading to your desktop or exploring directly in your browser. “Favorite” visualizations to add to your favorites for quick access later.

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Connect with a global community.

Thousands of people and organizations around the world create and share data visualizations with Tableau Public. Learn new tricks by participating in fun, community-led challenges with thousands of people. Learn from the experts and find inspiration by following authors to receive updates in your personalized activity feed. Get started by following a curated set of Tableau Public featured authors.

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Visualize data at the speed of thought.

Easily create stunning interactive graphs, maps, and live dashboards in minutes on our free platform. No coding required. Connect to data in a variety of formats like Excel, CSV, and Google Sheets. Save to your Tableau Public profile to pick up where you left off. Create a data visualization by downloading Tableau Desktop, or learn more from our free Resources.

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What makes Tableau Public different from other Tableau products?

Share publicly

Visualizations published to Tableau Public are available for anyone to see online. Tableau Public is a platform for public (not private) data.

Free with few limits

Anyone can explore and contribute to the millions of visualizations on Tableau Public. Saving locally and refreshing data are limited.

Fully hosted

Vizzes on Tableau Public can handle millions of viewers. All infrastructure is managed by Tableau Public at no cost.

Additional Resources from Tableau Public

Visualization of lighthouses in England Wales

Did you know that the first lighthouse dates back to the third century BC? Today, there are more than 18,600 lighthouses around the world. Explore this visualization by Richard Spiegal to learn about the location, height, and visibility of over 600 lighthouses in England and Wales.

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Finalists took care of viz-ness (the Tableau way) in the 2020 Iron Viz Championship

It wouldn't be TC without the ultimate data showdown—Iron Viz—and this year was no different. Three fierce contestants took the virtual stage to have their “data with destiny.” The Iron Viz global...
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