According to wikipedia:

In information visualization and computing, treemapping is a method for displaying hierarchical data by using nested rectangles.


On Demand videos at Tableau include this three-for-one special on Treemaps, Bubble Charts AND Word Clouds:

Tech Analytics look at the same three chart types:

WCI Consulting’s video includes a few chart types, including Tree maps:

Eugene O’Loughlin posted this video:

Blog posts

Carly Capitula’s “Tableau Essentials” series for provides another quick post:

While The Information Lab go into more detail:

This is supplemented with an earlier example looking at the relative insights provided by bar charts versus treemaps:

Tableau’s Online Help guides you through the steps of creating this chart type:

I have written my own post about the use of treemaps on #MakeoverMonday:

Example workbooks

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