This post has nothing to do with Tableau, but I thought this was such an interesting video that I had to share. These things inspire me and perhaps they will inspire you too.
I'm not sure why the UK Foreign Office created this video; to illustrate the breadth and seriousness of their services in hopes that they will receive fewer silly requests, to prove to the UK population that their government departments are utilizing public funds wisely, or to simply promote their services? I do know that I was impressed with the work done by this office.
I was hoping to replicate it with Tableau, but was unable to find the data (they do have some great salary information on their site if anyone else is interested). I think this would work fairly well in Tableau, especially with the new dark map feature. I wonder if there's a way to color the tool-tips in Tableau as they appear in this graphic. Perhaps some Tableau jedi out there knows of a way?