Iron Viz: Geospatial Contest

To celebrate the launch of Tableau 10.2 and the new spatial file connector that makes complex geospatial analysis as easy as a single click, our first Iron Viz feeder contest is all about mapping data.

We want you to use the spatial file connector to connect, and map geospatial data. Use any data you find interesting, but be sure that at least one of your data sources is a spatial file (learn about using spatial files in this blog post, and in the "5. Connecting to Spatial Files" training video on our Resources Page). Judges will only look at entries that use spatial files. The author with the best viz will win a free trip to the 2017 Tableau Conference in Vegas, Nevada to compete in the Iron Viz championship!

The Schedule

10 March 2017 - Submission Period Opens
26 March 2017 - Submission Period Ends
27 March 2017 - Twitter Voting begins
2 April 2017 - Twitter Voting ends
3 April 2017 - Winners announced

The Big Prize

Win a trip to Vegas to compete in the Iron Viz competition at Tableau Conference!
The winner will receive airfare and accommodations in Las Vegas, NV during the 2017 Tableau Conference, a conference pass, and a spot in the 2017 Iron Viz Competition.

The Crowd Favorite

All the submitted vizzes will be given a unique hashtag to use for a popular vote. The most tweets gets a $500 gift card.


Get Tableau Public 10.2

Only vizzes published with Tableau Public will be considered valid entries for the contest. To be able to use the spatial file connector you must have Tableau Public 10.2


Stuff You'll need

Data: Any data set you find interesting! Need help finding a data set, or finding a spatial file? Here are some the Public Team are loving at the moment:

Viz: Make it awesome!
Blog: Get into the community spirit and giving some context to your viz and explain what you did!


Submit Your Viz

After you’ve completed
the first two steps,
fill out the Form