Every Tableau user should be familiar with mapping. But do you know that you can create a customized background to visualize the data by mapping? Let’s see how to build a football field in Tableau!
There is something that should be prepared before the creation starts, which are :
- The football game data with X & Y coordinates in it.
- A plain football pitch picture.
Then we can start!
Step 1: Import the data to tableau and then open a new sheet.
Step 2: Click map on the top bar, hover onto Background Images and then select sheet 1.
Step 3: Click “Add Image…” on the pop-up window.
Step 4: Click Browse or type URL to insert the football pitch picture.
Step 5: After that, a football pitch preview will display. Select the X Field and Y Field data which will be mapped on the background pitch. Adjust the Range of X Field and Y Field based on the range of X/Y to set up the boundary of the background to achieve the best fit.
Step 6: Finally, a football pitch shows up on the sheet and the positions of players are plotted on the field!