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In Designer user settings, you have the option to set a default dataset for the reference base map. This is a fantastic feature when working with spatial objects. My suggestion is that this feature should persist when viewing .yxdb files outside of Designer workflows. 

 

When I'm browsing a folder of .yxdb files that contain spatial objects, clicking on those files opens a viewing/browse window outside of Designer. Unfortunately, the base reference map setting does not currently transfer and must be reelected each time a file is opened. I would like suggest that this setting persist in this situation. 

Tableau v2018.3 introduced multiple table extracts. These are particularly useful for fact table to fact table joins and fact table to entitlement table joins for row-level security where the number of rows created by the join and/or size of join results would be prohibitively large. Also they are useful for fact table to spatial joins where we might have multiple spatial objects (for example custom province/district/health facility catchment) for each row of fact table data.

 

So in Alteryx I'd like to be able to specify 2+ tables & their join keys and then write out a .hyper multiple tables extract.

 

Jonathan

 

First: Including mapbox in 2019.4 is GREAT!

 

That said, one of the great features of mapbox is the ability to customize your own map layers. 

 

It would be great if this was an option to use a custom map as the alteryx reference map similar to what is available within tableau. We in our organization have several custom map styles built with mapbox and I'd love to use them as a reference in the report map tool, or any other scenario where maps become useful.

Would be nice to have 3 outputs on Spatial Match, same as a standard Join.  Output unmatched objects from the Universe input.

Thanks!

  • Category Spatial

We now have the ability to output to an ESRI File Geodatabase, which is great, but it only allows you to output it to the WGS84 coordinate system.  I would like to have the same functionality to export it to other projections or coordinate systems similar to the ESRI Shapefile or ESRI Personal Geodatabase output tools (we specifically need NAD83 but I'm sure others would like other options as well).

We use Alteryx to extract the reports from 3D CAD system.


https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Alteryx-Use-Cases/Toyo-Engineering-Reduces-its-Workload-to-a-Fracti...


XYZ coordinate system is used in 3D CAD system but spatial function in Alteryx is applicable only for lat/long system.

Polygon generated by Alteryx can’t be imported into Tableau with proper scale and other useful spatial function can’t be used, neither.

 

It would be nice to have options to use XY coordinate system in addition to lat/long.

If XYZ, 3 dimensional coordinate system can be handled to calculate distance and overlap, that would be great.

  • Category Spatial

In order to fully take advantage of Alteryx spatial features it would be great to have the ability of using Openstreetmap extract files natively.

While there are some sources available in SHP format they tend to be heavily cut down in detail, while the native OSM and PBF have the full feature set.

 

As it's an open format licensing shouldn't be an issue and it may pave the way to new features.

 

What do you think?

I appreciate being able to write to an ESRI File GeoDatabase. It would be even better if in the process of writing to an ESRI File GeoDatabase I could identify fields to index and have them indexed when writing to the File GeoDatabse. Currently I have to add the index in ArcGIS after the fact. Writing to an ESRI File GeoDatabase currently adds a spatial index automatically, but I'm talking about an attribute index here.

Hey Alteryx Community,

 

I think Alteryx uses the Tableau SDK to create tableau data extracts, TDE's. Since Tableau 10.3, there is functionality to connect to spatial files in Tableau (.shp). These shapefiles can be converted to an tableau data extract within Tableau. The tableau SDK has this functionality as well, but Alteryx does not support it yet. The suggestion is to add this functionality. See https://onlinehelp.tableau.com/current/api/sdk/en-us/SDK/tableau_sdk_samples.htm for the SDK link. 

 

Spatial TDE's are way smaller (3gb .shp went to 140mb TDE) and way faster.

 

 

Thanks,

Marco 

  • Category Spatial

I would like the ability to take custom geographies and write them to a table in Exasol. We visualize our data with Tableau and rely on live connections to Exasol tables rather than Tableau extracts. One shortcoming with spatial is that we have to output our custom geographies as a .shp file then make a Tableau Extract.  This would save us a few steps in sharing this data with our users. 

 

Thanks!

As mention on this post here I would love the ability to change the map provider to any other map service (Mapbox, google, some other paid option). This could be achieved by adding a "Map Severs" option in the default configuration and where you put in the map server details.

  • Category Spatial

Currently, the distance tool provides an option to calculate mileage distance (as the crow flies) between a point and the edge of a polygon, but you can only calculate drivetime to the centroid.

 

I'd like to see an option to calculate drivetime based on the nearest edge rather than centroid, Thanks.

 

 

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  • Category Spatial

it would be nice Street Geocoding tool can be capable of accepting Latitude and Longitude and spit out the address like Reverse Geo Coding . The reverse Geo coding currently using TomTom is too slow to process hundred thousands records.. if the data is already local to our system in form of CASS or Street Geocoder that will be certainly faster. 

  • Category Spatial

Alteryx started as a geospatial application. The "y" and "x" in Alteryx stand for the geospatial origin of the application. So why doesn't every tool in the Spatial Category have a One Tool Example? As of version 2019.2.7, there is only one One Tool Example in the Spatial Category. It is for the Distance Tool.

 

Please make One Tool Examples for every Spatial tool. Thank you.

I am bringing this over from this post.

 

It would be really cool to have a workflow that you could configure to your server that we could schedule to pull down the new Cass updates and install them. Since they have to be reinstalled every two months, it would help to manage that.

 

I think that the data updates are set up with an FTP site, Cass could be done essentially the same way. Download it there and then use the command module to run the install? I may be over simplifying the process but it seems like this is something that Alteryx could tackle.

I would like to specify two points on a map and have Alteryx create a spatial object that represents the best route from one point to another given some parameters such as quickest route, or shortest route.
  • Category Spatial

There are times where I create several points in a row. I then have to either add a Select tool after each to rename, or remember which is which and rename in a Select Tool after all. It would make things more efficient if I could name the output field of the Create Points Tool directly in the tool configuration.

 

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  • Category Spatial

We primarily work on tracking people through a store or any physical space and extract shopping trip information such as areas visited, dwell time, etc. This shopper track information consists of a series of X,Y coordinates which are also used to plot heat maps based on density of points in a given area.

 

I have been using a workaround due to the lack of cartesian coordinate support in spatial tools - involving converting cartesian values to Lat., Long. by dividing X,Y values by 10,000. This approach works fine for finding spatial matches between points and polygons. However, when using something like a heat map tool which requires Grid Size and Max Distance in Miles/Kilometers, since there is no support for smaller units of distance, you will not be able to generate a heatmap data file.

 

In addition to adding support for Cartesian coordinates, it would also be helpful to provide an option to load in a Floorplan/Image as Base Map when browsing Spatial tool results.

  • Category Spatial

Let's "Elevate" Alteryx to enter the Euclidean space and add the Z-Coordinates to our spatial tools!

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  • Category Spatial

An ability to modify the angle of the grids created. Degree Angle input would be real simple to use and would allow for creating more appropriate grids without making really small grids and re-merging them for similar result.  North South & East West grids are nice, however ability to change to NW by SE would be real nice.

 

Toronto North South Grid.jpgNorth South & East West default

 

 

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