Integrate Mapbox with Tableau

Maps styled with the Mapbox Studio style editor or Mapbox Studio Classic can be added to Tableau 9.3 as background maps.

If you are using a version lower than Tableau 9.3, please refer to this section.

In Tableau, click Map > Background Maps > Map Services to open the dialog box.

Tableau1

In the dialog box, click Add > Mapbox Maps

Tableau2

Add a Mapbox style made with Studio

In Studio, click on Share & use from the Style page.

Tableau6

Copy the Tableau share URL on the following page.

Tableau8

Give a name to the Style and paste the Style URL to Tableau. The API access token, Username, and Layer ID will be populated automatically. Click OK.

Tableau5

Add a map made with Mapbox Studio Classic

Enter a style name and access token from your account. You can choose to use a preset style or use a map from your Mapbox account.

To use a preset Style, choose one of the options available in the dropdown and click OK.

Tableau3

To add a custom style, click Custom (with one or more layers) in Tableau and enter one or more Classic map IDs and click OK.

Tableau4

Access maps

Mapbox maps that have been added to Tableau can be accessed or modified by heading to Map > Background Maps.

Tableau7

Troubleshooting

If changes made in the Mapbox Studio style editor or Mapbox Studio Classic are not being updated in Tableau the cache will need to be cleared.

  • On Windows, delete everything in the MapTiles folder usually found at C:\Users\your-username\AppData\Local\Tableau\Caching\ExternalCacheV1\MapTiles

  • On Mac, delete everything in the MapTiles folder usually found at /Users/your-username/Library/Caches/com.Tableau.caching/ExternalCacheV1/MapTiles

Vector data added to a Mapbox Editor project is not supported. Markers and polygons can’t be viewed in Tableau.

For more information, visit Tableau’s documentation for adding and managing map layers.

Additional questions? Ask our support team or learn more about How Mapbox Works.