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Applies to: Tableau Desktop

Create Maps that Show Paths Between Origins and Destinations in Tableau

You can create maps in Tableau Desktop that show paths between origins and destinations, similar to the examples below. These types of maps are called spider maps, or origin-destination maps.

Spider maps are great for when you’re working with hubs that connect to many surrounding points. They are an excellent way to show the path between an origin and one or more destination locations.

There are several ways to create spider maps in Tableau. This topic illustrates how to create a spider map using two examples. Follow the examples below to learn how to set up your data source, and build the view for two different spider maps.

For other examples that might fit closer to your data, see the following workbooks on Tableau Public:

Example 1: Metro station traffic in Paris, France

Example 2: Bike share data in Seattle, Washington

See also:

Mapping in Tableau

Create Maps that Show a Path Over Time in Tableau

Create Parameters

Filter Data from Your Views