GADM database of Global Administrative Areas

“GADM is a spatial database of the location of the world’s administrative areas (or adminstrative boundaries) for use in GIS and similar software. Administrative areas in this database are countries and lower level subdivisions such as provinces, departments, bibhag, bundeslander, daerah istimewa, fivondronana, krong, landsvæðun, opština, sous-préfectures, counties, and thana. GADM describes where these administrative areas are (the “spatial features”), and for each area it provides some attributes, such as the name and variant names.”

http://www.gadm.org/

Data Extract in Tableau

Found a great website with instructions on how to automate data extracts in Tableau.  Actually, the site is pretty cool in general:

Building Tableau Data Extracts with Python in Tableau 8

Build Tableau Data Extracts out of CSV Files

 

First step is to download and install the data extract modules:

http://www.tableausoftware.com/data-extract-api

 

Looking for instructions on how to install, also found instructions on using Tableau command line facility.  This looks like it would be pretty useful as well:

http://onlinehelp.tableausoftware.com/current/pro/online/en-us/help.html#extracting_TDE.html