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User Guide > Heat Map

Heat Map in GMap Editor V2

Heat Map is a geographical presentation of data in numerical values by using colors. Such kind of map is heavily utilized to visualize the location-based data by highlighting trends and distributions across a geographic area.

Heat Map can be used to show:

  • Density of data (members) per ZIP codes / Population density
  • Sales turnover by regions/sales reps area
  • Percentage change in traffic accidents and crime rates
  • Website visitor pattern around the world (using IP address)
  • Relative strength between currencies
  • Mobile network signal strength and quality in cities
  • Pandemic/Disease case info per country for medical and health industry
  • Working capacity for each state
  • Support levels/voting of different political parties in opinion polls and elections

Swine Flu Heat Map
Swine Flu Heat Map

Distribution of family income Gini index Heat Map
Distribution of family income Gini index Heat Map

Steps for Enabling Heat Map

  • Select "Map Settings" button in horizontal toolbar
  • Select tap of "Heat Map"
  • Check the checkbox for enabling heat map
    (Heat Map can only be viewed in Preview mode / Published Map)
  • Set Minimum and Maximum heat map value in boxes
  • Select heat map colors for minimum and maximum values respectively in popped up color picker > click "Apply" button
  • Click "OK" to apply the settings
    Heat map setting

Steps for editing heat map value for regions

  • Select "Geographic Area Polygons Tool" in vertical toolbar
  • Select region for adding heat map value
  • Geographic polygons will then be added on the map
  • Click "Geographic Area Polygons Tool" > an editing panel will be popped up
  • Edit Heat Map Value in the panel > Click done to apply it
  • Click "Add More" if more heat map regions are needed.
Geographic polygons Area wizard

GMap Video Tutorial - Create a Heat Map in Custom Google Map

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