Merry Christmas! I hope some of these tasty treats reach your table today. Michael

Readers: Well, for better or worse, the 2018 midterm elections are over. A lot of discussion surrounding the blue wave entering the election and the Democrats will have reason to be optimistic. They increased their support in large areas of the Midwest and the Rust Belt, regions where President Donald Trump dominated in 2016, most notably […]

Readers: I have another guest post from another one of my co-workers, David Timm. David loves to learn new things and has really taken a tiger by the tail with Tableau. Using his expertise in SharePoint, David has our City business partners real excited by the reports he has been developing for them. David Timm is […]

Readers: As many of you know, I love maps. I was browsing through the David Rumsey Historical Map Collection, and came across this book of statistical graphs published by the Ministry of Public Works (Civil Engineering). This atlas is one in a series of annual or biannual editions from the period 1879 – 1900. Most […]

New data preparation capabilities bring direct and visual experience, make data prep simple, and integrate with the Tableau analytical workflow to allow people to get insights from their data faster SEATTLE, Wash., April 24, 2018 – Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA), the leading analytics platform, today announced the introduction of Tableau Prep, a brand new data preparation […]

Readers: Last week, I took some time off from work to visit family in La Crosse, Wisconsin. I am a big history buff, so we visited the La Crosse Riverside Museum. The Riverside Museum is filled with the history of logging, steamboats, pearl button making, settlers, prehistory artifacts from the Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center, and more. […]

Readers: A few weeks ago, I presented at the Tableau Fringe Festival EMEA about how Abraham Lincoln used the 1861 U.S. Coast Survey Map to help him understand slavery in the United States. This map, produced by the US Coast Survey in 1861, drew on census reports from 1860 – the last year that the US government collected census data […]