Tableau Creates COVID-19 Data Hub

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, Tableau is launching a free resource page that includes relevant data visualizations about the spread of COVID-19 and the public health response.

Visitors to the site will be able to access visualizations—created with data from the World Health Organization and Johns Hopkins University— that allow the public to track the daily spread of the disease.

And users will be able to download an interactive dashboard on Tableau Public that enables organizations to blend data on the company or people with what’s available on the virus to better understand how the changing situation could affect organizations.

To make this possible, Tableu got help from four Tableau Zen Masters—Anya A’Hearn, Tamas Foldi, Allan Walker, and Jonathan Drummey—to clean and shape data from Johns Hopkins University and transfer it into a publicly accessible data set.

The dataset includes reported cases at the province level in China, country/province/state-level in the US, Australia and Canada, and at the country-level otherwise, and is updated hourly. The team then used this data to create a downloadable workbook on Tableau Public including dashboards that anyone can use to blend their own data with that on the disease.

Downloading the workbook from Tableau Public will enable users to analyze their own data in the context of a growing dataset on COVID-19 that’s changing by the hour.

The workbook contains a handful of pre-built dashboards that are designed for visitors to easily be able to bring in their own numbers and analyze the data together.

To access the site, go here.