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Mapping with Tableau at the NIH Library, November 16, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

The NIH Library is celebrating GIS Day on November 16 with a special presentation on mapping and data services available for the NIH community. This special GIS Day event will explore GIS and mapping services offered by the NIH Library. The session will also feature a presentation on analyzing spatial data and building maps in Tableau 10, a data visualization tool. 

This presentation will be held in the NIH Library Training Room on November 16 from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. as an in-person class with an online webinar option. Register now to attend this session: in person or online.


  • 1:00 – 1:30: Data and mapping services available at the NIH Library

  • 1:30 – 3:30: Creating maps and dashboards in Tableau​​

Specific topics covered in this session: 

  • Exploring data using maps

  • Assigning geographic roles to a field in Tableau 

  • Reviewing the types of geographic roles supported by Tableau

  • Building map views

  • Setting map options including: map layers, background maps, background images, geocoding, and editing locations

  • Using maps in dashboards

Sign language interpreters and other reasonable accommodations can be provided. If you require such accommodations, please contact the NIH Library Information Desk at 301.496.1080 five business days in advance. For TDD users/callers, please call the above number through the Federal Relay Service at 1.800.877.8339.

The NIH Library in Building 10 serves the information needs of NIH staff and select Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) agencies. The NIH Library is part of the Office of Research Services (ORS) in the Office of the Director (OD).​