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It might beginner question regarding heat maps..I want to prepare the heat maps so what parameters are required for that??

I gone through following posts about heat map..but I did not get exact idea.. I have large point data (I want to represent the density on the map)

I gone through following posts : How to build effective heat-maps?

http://forums.arcgis.com/threads/43069-How-to-create-a-heat-map-from-shapefile-data

still unclear..any help will be great..thanks in advance : )

software's ( ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 and ArcGIS Server 10.1 + ArcGIS Java Script API 3.0)

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Slightly unrelated: xkcd.com/1138 :) –  Martin Nov 23 '12 at 13:37
    
@Martin thanks for your reply..I will check it.. –  Sunil Nov 23 '12 at 14:03
    
Which part are you having trouble with? –  NWT Adam Nov 23 '12 at 15:42
    
@ NWT Adam I have large point data which contains attribute information so how do I create the heat map?? I understand that it represents density on the map.(point shape file published on ArcGIS Server & created the REST url)so how do represent it on heat map..? thanks –  Sunil Nov 24 '12 at 7:35
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Coincidentally, I have been doing a lot of reading about this subject over the last couple of days. For the actual generation of heat maps there are a large number of factors to consider.

The most valuable resources for me were from Laura Rosenshein at Esri. She sums up a lot of the material in this one blog post.

To answer your question, I would recommend watching the videos linked on that page and then running through the tutorial - that gave me sufficient knowledge on how to use the Spatial Statistics tools in ArcMap to create a multi scale-level heat map for my web application.

If you are short on time, this post gives a good summary on considerations to think about when creating a heat map.

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thanks for your detailed answer...I appreciate that !! –  Sunil Nov 25 '12 at 18:36
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links didn't work. I think this is the new link to the first one: blogs.esri.com/esri/arcgis/2011/03/31/… –  Dowlers May 14 '13 at 19:17

It might also be worth checking out this library which is hosted on the new ESRI github. The library allows you to make a heat map on the client side using HTML5.

A demo of the application: http://esri.github.io/heatmap-layer-js/

The github site: https://github.com/Esri/heatmap-layer-js

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@David...thanks for your reply those are useful links for heat map..thanks: ) –  Sunil Nov 26 '12 at 8:01

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