Explore Data in Maps

Tableau maps can help you quickly find locations and analyze data worldwide. There are many ways you can explore and interact with map views. You can zoom in and out, pan, and select marks with the view toolbar, and even search for locations worldwide with map search.

If you don't see the view toolbar or the map search icon, or if you can't pan or zoom, it's probably because the workbook author has chosen to customize how others can interact with the view.

The workbook author can choose to hide the view toolbar and the map search icon so they do not appear in the view. Similarly, the workbook author can choose to turn off pan and zoom to control how you interact with the view.

For more information, see Customize How People Interact with your Map.

Select marks, pan, and zoom

You can use the view toolbar in the upper left corner of the view to select marks, pan, and zoom in and out of a map view. For more information, see Select Marks and Pan and Zoom.

Search for locations

You can use the map search icon to search for locations in your map view. For more information, see Set Map Search Options.

Find your current location

If you're exploring a map view on Tableau Server or Tableau Online, you can use the locate me button to quickly pan and zoom to your current location. To do so, click the map search icon in the top-left corner of the view, and then, next to the search box that appears, click the locate me button.

Note: Finding your current location is not supported on Tableau Desktop.

Note: When you click the locate me button, you might be prompted by your web browser to allow Tableau access to find your current location. If you block access, Tableau will be unable to zoom to your current location.

Return to the initial view

After zooming in and out of the view, or panning to a new location, you can return to the initial view of your map. To do so:

On Tableau Desktop, click the reset axes button on the view toolbar.

On Tableau Server or Tableau Online, click the zoom home button on the view toolbar.

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