I'm working with a point shapefile representing the municipalities of a country. Each point has an attribute that shows the population of the given municipality. Is it possible to map this attribute by a heatmap?

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In QGIS, you may try to follow these steps:

  1. Right-click on the layer loaded in the Layers Panel;
  2. Go to Properties >> Style;
  3. Choose Heatmap;
  4. Define the field to use for the heatmap (and the eventual other parameters).
  • In what software??? It is not indicated in the tags. Commented May 10, 2017 at 16:00
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    @JeffreyEvans sorry, I assumed the OP was using QGIS and I properly edited my answer. Since the OP accepted it, I probably was right.
    – mgri
    Commented May 10, 2017 at 16:14
  • @mgri - What I normally do when OP hasn't mentioned a tag for the software they're using, I become a temporary stalker and check their previous questions. Sometimes it works :)
    – Joseph
    Commented May 11, 2017 at 9:24
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    @Joseph very nice idea! :)
    – mgri
    Commented May 11, 2017 at 9:27

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