I want to prepare the heat maps so what parameters are required for that??

I have large point data (I want to represent the density on the map)

I gone through the following posts :

I am using 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
  • 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
  • Do I need to calculate any formula for that ? – Sunil Nov 24 '12 at 7:37
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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.


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

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

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