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Aug 6, 2013
Portland Tableau User Group | Hillsboro | 6 August, 2013 | 5:30
222 SE 8th Ave, Hillsboro, Oregon 97123

The Portland Tableau User Group will be meeting next Tuesday, August 6 from 5:30 to 7:00. Russell Christopher from Tableau will be presenting on the new Python Data Extract API.


Pacific University

222 SE 8th Ave

Creighton Hall, Room 518

Hillsboro, Oregon 97123

MAX: Tuality Hospital/SE 8th Ave MAX Station

Parking: Hillsboro Intermodal Transit Facility


  • 5:30 Greetings and introductions
  • 5:40 Presentation on Data Extract API – Python version - Russell Christopher - Tableau Sales Consultant
  • 6:10 Q&A
  • 6:25 Group discussion (e.g., resources, future topics)
  • 6:45 Networking

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Feb 23, 2016
MaptimePDX: Mapping with Tableau - CoMeetup with the Portland Tableau User Group
WeWork Custom House

We will be joining forces with the Tableau User Meetup group this month to talk about mapping in Tableau!

Tableau is business intelligence software that allows anyone to easily connect to data, then visualize and create interactive, sharable dashboards. It's easy enough that any Excel user can learn it, but powerful enough to satisfy even the most complex analytical problems. Securely sharing your findings with others only takes seconds.


Our presenters:

Brittany Brannon of Slalom Consulting and PK Kase of Oregon Department of Transportation. Brit and PK will lead us in a hands-on knowledge-share of their work with Tableau mapping.

What to bring:

  1. Laptop

  2. Free version of Tableau Public

  3. Free Mapbox Account


6:00 – Gather and settle in

6:10 – A few words from our groups and sponsor

6:20 – Mapping with Tableau – hands-on so bring your laptop

Tableau mapping 101

Introduction to using Mapbox with Tableau

Brief overview of using ArcGIS and Tableau

Tableau map examples

7:20 – Tableau Doctor

Great opportunity to ask any questions about mapping with Tableau!

7:40 – The best part – meet other Tableau users and map makers!

Stick around to continue the conversations started by our presentations.

We'll be heading to Pints Brewing (412 NW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97209) afterwards for anyone that is interested.

Lots to cover so RSVP and get there early!

Sep 21, 2017
Building Maps That Work - with Sarah from Tableau
Standard Insurance Center Auditorium

DAMA welcomes Sarah Battersby, Senior Research Scientist at Tableau Software to Portland on Thursday, September 21st. She will be presenting "Cartograpghic Licence and Building Maps That Work".

Also Included: Continental Breakfast and Networking with other Data Professionals!

Registration at:

We live in a data rich world and many of the data that we encounter have a geographic link, such as a point coordinate, an address, a state, or country name. Maps are a key part of understanding geographically linked data and utilizing it in decision making. In designing maps, virtually anyone with a computer and an internet connection can be a cartographer – regardless of knowledge of principles of spatial data or visual and cartographic communication best practices. The good news about this democratization of cartography is that everyone is empowered to explore their own data with maps. The bad news is that anyone can make a map. While many map authoring tools help guide the design, it is still easy to unintentionally (or occasionally intentionally) mislead readers. The variant of the truth that we find in maps is largely driven by choices that the cartographer makes in the data collection, cleaning, analysis, and visualization process. In this presentation I consider issues of how the map designer and reader perceive mapped data and where “noise” can creep into the communication to distort the intended message.

Through the presentation, we will explore a number of data and visualization challenges that citizen (and professional) cartographers wrestle with every day. Fortunately some of the big challenges in cartography have solutions – if you know where to look. Unfortunately, some also fall in the damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don’t category – but you had better have the critical understanding skills needed to consider the implications either way. No map is perfect, but some are much better than others. In this talk we will look at good and bad examples, the problems and solutions, and discuss about pathways to success and enlightenment through better mapping. Or, at least we can just try to learn to stop worrying and love maps.

The presentation will be colored with a psycho-geographic perspective garnered from way too many years teaching cartography and GIS fundamentals to unsuspecting college youths, and my more recent years at a software company designing a product to help people make better decisions without requiring years of cartographic study.

About the Speaker:

Sarah Battersby is a research scientist at Tableau Software. Her primary area of focus is cartography, with an emphasis on cognition. Her work emphasizes how we can help people visualize and use spatial information more effectively. Her research has covered a variety of areas, including perception in dynamic map displays, geospatial technologies and spatial thinking abilities, and the impact of map projection on spatial cognition. She works closely with the maps development team.

Sarah earned her PhD in Geography in 2006 from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She is a member of the International Cartographic Association Commission on Map Projections, and is a Past President (2015 – 2016) of the Cartography and Geographic Information Society – a society composed of educators, researchers and practitioners involved in the design, creation, use and dissemination of geographic information.

Sarah is a member of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee, a Federal Advisory Committee sponsored by the Department of the Interior under the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

About DAMA Portland

The Portland Metro Chapter of the Data Administration Management Association has been serving the Portland data community since 1984. We are a not-for-profit, vendor independent, professional association dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices of enterprise information and data resource management.

Our primary purpose is to promote the understanding, development and practice of managing data, information and knowledge resources as key enterprise assets.

The DAMA Portland Chapter is dedicated to delivering thought provoking data-centric presentations that will make you more successful in your job. Please join me, the rest of the DAMA board, and other fellow lovers of data at this regular chapter meeting in downtown Portland.

Thanks for your support of local Data Education, we look forward to seeing you there!

Jul 17, 2019
PDX Tableau User Group (TUG)
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

The Portland Tableau User Group is meeting to discuss everyone's favorite data visualiization tool. Past meetings have focused on chart and table design, data cleaning, and (Tableau) server management.

Meeting organized by InterWorks | Meetings sponsored by Snowflake |