Tableau: Visualizing Earthquakes from 2018

Learn basic features of Tableau in this hands on course where you will create a visualization from a data of earthquakes reported in 2018 with above 4.5 magnitude.

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Tableau: Visualizing Earthquakes from 2018

Duration (mins)


4.7 / 5


Task List

We will cover the following tasks in 31 minutes:

Welcome to Tableau Public

  • What is Tableau
  • A look at what we will be creating in this course

Importing the Data

  • Data connections
  • Data types in Tableau
  • Dimensions and measures
  • Creating a world map from geolocation data
  • Setting colour as per magnitude values

Total Earthquakes per Day

  • Plot total number of earthquakes for each day in 2018
  • Plotting a line graph

Depth vs Magnitude Plot

  • Create a plot of depth vs magnitude of the earthquakes
  • Colour code the data points with depth values

Creating the Dashboard

  • Creating a final dashboard with all 3 plots
  • Setting up actions

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My cloud desktop never loaded, but I can imagine following along and replicating the actions would have been a great learning experience versus just watching the video.

Alex Gagante
Alex Gagante

bit of lag. but works alright

Tina Wright
Tina Wright

Loved it!

Pankuri Sundra
Pankuri Sundra

This was a great learning experience because of the pacing and the ability to follow along and work side by side. The interface can be streamlined for managing the two flexible panes and the middle bar with the action icons can be made slimmer or moved to a different location since the horizontal real estate is largely meant for the learner to watch the videos and then act. Would be great to be able to move the video to the left and the virtual desktop to the right or arrange the panes in whatever way you want. Loved it!!

Reshma Mehta
Reshma Mehta
Amit Yadav

About the Host (Amit Yadav)

I am a machine learning engineer with focus in computer vision and sequence modelling for automated signal processing using deep learning techniques. My previous experiences include leading chatbot development for a large corporation.

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