Mark - Great viz! I'm working on a map viz for wife's non-profit and would love to incorporate the Mapbox maps (they are much better than the Tableau defaults). Can share info on how you were able to to do it?
Marc - This is an awesome tool. Thanks for sharing.
I have a question regarding the Excel data source you are using. I assume the Excel file is manually maintained by you? If so, do you foresee any challenges with updating this list? I would love to implement a similar dashboard in our organization, however, I'm afraid that it would be too difficult to maintain manually because the executive team would want to keep adding reports.
We are back from our trip and I’ve finally had the chance to sort through our (literally) thousands of pictures to find the best to share. I created a Facebook album here – go check them out. I did my best to caption them to provide context.
I also put together a photobook on Shutterfly that you can view here.
In other news, Jon graduated and we harvested the potatoes I was growing on the porch (and devoured them with a pot roast).
John Fensterwald contributed to this report.
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