A heat map is a graphical representation of data where the individual values contained in a matrix are represented as colors

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How to build effective heat-maps?

Using ArcGIS, QuantumGIS, Grass, and/or GVSIG What are some of the tools and processes involved in building effective heat maps? What are the plugins involved? What are the major data requirements? ...
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How to create a polyline-based “heatmap” from GPS tracks?

This winter I am planning to track my downhill skiing/snowboarding using a GPS. Most of my riding will occur at the same resort. I would like to be able to create a sort of "heatmap" that shows the ...
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Heatmap algorithm to visualise point diversity

Can anyone suggest an algorithm to generate a heatmap for visualising point diversity? An example application would be for mapping areas of high species diversity. For some species, every single plant ...
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How could I turn my data into a heatmap / intensity map?

I have database that tracks a large number of entities. Each entity has a 'coverage area' or 'catchment area' - a radius in miles from a specified UK postcode, eg Leyton office 4.3m E11 4LL ...
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How do I make a heat or Choropleth map that uses polygons in QGis?

I've been playing around with the heatmap plugin for QGIS and I am wondering if it is possible to make heatmap with using a similar plugin/tool that uses polygons as well as points? I would like to ...
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Efficient raster sampling of billions of polygons (bounding boxes)

How can a raster be computed efficiently (in Python), given a set consisting of billions of bounding boxes (read sequentially from a file), and given that the raster values for each cell should give ...
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How to create a Human Trafficking Heatmap in QGIS?

I'm trying to create a heatmap with about 325 points distributed around the city of Houston. (FYI Houston is a major human trafficking in the US: a title shared with LA and Atlanta depending upon ...
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How to create a heat map or density map from stacked polygons in ArcMap 10

I have a polygon shape file that has many overlapping features. Each feature represents an area used by polar bears. So some of the polygons overlap and some don't, and there are separate clusters of ...
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How to use Heatmap plugin and its output?

I have a layer of points which I would like to depicted as a heatmap concentration of points for visualization. In QGIS 1.8 I tried the built-in heat map plugin, leaving the default values as is, and ...
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Difference between “Heat Map Analysis” and “Hot Spot Analysis”

what is the difference between "Heat Map Analysis" and "Hot Spot Analysis"? are we using hot spot analysis to get the required relations between features and then use the results as an input for heat ...
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How to adjust the granularity of a heat map in QGIS?

Not sure I am using the correct terminology here, so I have tried to describe my problem in detail. Please edit as needed. I have a layer of points, a layer of roads and a heat map in a raster layer. ...
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Creating contours with meaningful values from point data

I recently obtained a CSV containing the locations of all recorded bicycle accidents in Boston over the past few years. As an avid cyclist, I'd like to create a simple contour map that draws attention ...
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Why is there a black hole in the Heatmap?

After running the Heatmap tool in QGIS I like to color the geoTiff according to my wishes. Using Psuedo color works fine, but it leaves me with no options, as type of color scheme or transparancy on ...
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How to make heat maps?

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 ...
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How do I compute v.kernel maps in less than 16 hours?

I am using the GRASS GIS 6.4.2 bundled with QGIS 1.8.0, using a PostGIS dataset exported via v.in.org.qgis from QGIS, to create kernel density maps. The layer has 738,288 points. My problem is the ...
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how to aggregate the rates, represented by points, within X radius

the point represents rates like 10%, etc. (this was also pretty clear from 2 years ago) -- been trying to do this for 2 yrs... the points dont represent numbers of events since they are rates ...
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What are best practices to compare densities and locations between two sets of points?

I have two sets of point shapefiles. They represent two different customer groups for a retail store. Shapefile A represents online customers, Shapefile B represents in-store customers. What I ...
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How to create a heatmap using values?

How do I create a 'heatmap' in QGIS based on the values of the different points? I did do this once before with rainfall, but can't remember how!
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How to create an intensive map of Russia using QGIS or any other software?

I am trying to create an intensive (heat) map of Russia. I have an excel sheet of 36 Russian regions and their corresponding values. I know that there were similar questions: How to create a map ...
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Where is the Heatmap Plugin

I have read the questions about creating heatmaps but I cannot find the Heatmap Plugin in any of the repositories or using the fetch python plugins, it simply is not there. Could someone please tell ...
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How to create heatmap (concentration of points) in QGIS?

There was already a question about it in 2010, where the answer was basically "use QGIS Heatmap plugin". I've also read on QGIS webpage that it is now "implemented as a native C++ plugin" My ...
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Getting Transparent Circles with Heatmap Plugin

With QGIS, I am trying to create a heatmap from a set of points I added as a layer using the "Add Delimited Text Layer" plugin. The points are a collection of complaints from around a city and I ...
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Can a Fusion Tables Heatmap be used in Google Earth?

From the Fusion Tables web interface there's an option to view a heatmap, which draws on top of Google Maps. From the Fusion Tables map view there's an option to Export To KML, which allows the ...
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How is a geographic heat map different from a colored statistical thematic map?

From Wikipedia, A heat map is a graphical representation of data where the individual values contained in a matrix are represented as colors. Apparently, a geographic heat map is only one ...
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Using stat_density2d with coord_map in ggplot2

In my example I am plotting a shapefile for all England & Wales, however I'm interested in the greater London area. If I allow ggplot to simply default and display the entire shapefile then the ...
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How does QGIS calculate heatmap values?

I made a heatmap from points (with values) in QGIS, and now try to understand what the values in color scale are. Radius 300 map units (meters) Pixel size 10 map units (meters) Point values are ...
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Which parameter values should I use with QGIS Heatmap plugin?

I've read all the posts and docs about the heatmap plugin but can't seem to get it to work. The map is the size of the United States and has a little over 2000 points. I've tried small radi (1 ...
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Render data on top of Google Maps

I have an interpolated temperature data samples that covers a map evenly. The data is in the form of (lat,lon,temp). I want to render that data on top of google maps. I tried google heat maps and the ...
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How to choose a GRASS kernel density function?

I'm starting to use the Grass module on QGIS, and I want to do a heatmap, so, I'm creating a new surface using the kernel function. But, GRASS come with 7 types of kernel functions, how do I know ...
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What defines a Class in the Heat map plugin?

What defines a Class in the Heat map plugin? As in: "Black holes like that are usually caused by raster values exceeding the range of the color ramp. Try adding another class with a higher associated ...
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heatmap plugin slow/unresponsive in QGIS 1.8

I am trying to use the new heatmap plugin to create a heatmap from about 10k points. When I enter the parameters and start the process , QGIS becomes unresponsive. I don't get a progress bar or a ...
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Method to compute and visualize the closest set of facilities from OSM data

I want to use OSM to extract a set of facilities e.g. school, park, hospital inside a given region. from that, transform the area in grid and for each cell in a grid compute its score mixing the ...
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How do I create a heatmap in ggplot?

I'm using R with ggplot2 to generate maps from shapefiles and from data in SQL Server. I'm trying to get to a stage where I can automate a large chunk of the mapping I do. So far this is working well ...
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Key for a Heat Map

I have a question about heat maps and the correct way to describe the results. I have a dataset of small historic territorial units which vary greatly in size in different parts of a country. I want ...
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Is it possible to generate a heatmap on the server-side using ArcGIS Server?

Using ArcGIS Server's JS API it is possible to generate a heatmap at runtime, as in the example at http://tmappsevents.esri.com/website/heatmap/index.html This requires having client-side access to ...
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Why do edits made in attribute table not show in associated layer? QGIS 1.8.0

I have compiled a heat map layer to display over a background raster map. I discovered that the heat map layer was incorrectly positioned because I had made an error in the coordinate entry fields of ...
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ArcGIS Online heatmap

ArcGIS 10.2, ESRI Maps for MS Office Why a heatmap that was created in Excel and looks fine and is still fine on a preview of a map if I publish it it ArcGIS Online but turns into black points if I ...
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Error message 'Module qgis.v.kernel.rast.py not found'

How do I repair this error in QGIS: The error message was received whilst trying to run v.kernel from the modules list. I can however run v.kernel from the GRASS shell. A while ago, I installed ...
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how to create a Heat-Map in ArcMap 10.1

Is there any tutorial about creating a heat-map in ArcMap 10.1?
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How to display relative concentration (heatmap) of point features in ArcMap?

Please bear with me here - I'm pretty new to GIS, and I'm having a lot of confusion about all the different terms I've seen thrown around. Here's my problem: I have a large dataset of point ...
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How to generate heatmaps with QGIS1.9 plugin automatically?

I created a few heatmaps with the new plugin in QGIS 1.9, but now I would like to generate a lot of them automatically. How should I do? I created a few of them by hand, but I should first import the ...
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How can I generate and publish raster images?

I have several hundred groups of data points (in lat/lng format). I want to generate heat maps for each group using kriging or similar interpolations and then display the generated raster images on a ...
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heat map of density ratio of 2 layers of points

I have 2 vector layers of points: one with a point for each house in the city (thanks to osm.org), roughly equivalent to population one with a point for each case of cholera in the city I'm trying ...
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Can Nearest Neighbor Analysis help determine values for a Heat Map?

Given the below parameters (from Nearest Neighbor Analysis): A) Is there a definite range my Radius value should be within? B) Are there definite values my cell size should be near? C) Is there a ...
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How can I map polygon value distribution?

I'm surveying an area and have a z-value attached to each polygon. In comparison to the area I'm studying the polygons are quite small. What I'm trying to do is show the distribution of this value. ...
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Contour Lines Raster Extraction

I've been playing with Mapbox's blog post about converting heat maps to contour lines, and I'm stuck at the extraction part of this process. I used the CSV plugin to create a vector layer of points, ...
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Why can't I save csv as a shapefile

I am trying to follow the instructions given here, Tutorial: Making Heatmaps using QGIS and GRASS , to build a heat map with my own data. I taken the first step and imported a csv data table into the ...
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QGIS - Continuous buffer image [Heat Map]

Is it possible to have the representation like the one the figure below using QGIS? The way seems to use buffer options, but I do not know how. Does exist any plugin that helps? I am using QGIS1.8
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How do I adjust transparency on heatmap so that I can see background raster map? QGIS 1.8.0

I have created a raster heatmap for the first time, but I cant seem to adjust the transparency settings to let me see another background OS raster map beneath it. I have attempted to swap the ...
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Can one batch-automate the creation of QGIS heatmaps?

I have 4k point shapefiles, from which I would like to generate heatmap TIFFs using the QGIS heatmap plugin (or a functional equivalent featuring triweigth, radius and cell size selection). Is there ...