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Hexagonal Heat Map

A Hexagonal Heat Map is a specialized form of grid heat map, distinct for its use of hexagons of equal size and shape. This structure provides a visually appealing and effective method for presenting geospatial data, enhancing the interpretation of complex spatial information.

The hexagon is the best circle-like shape that can neatly cover a region.

Like traditional heat maps, the Hexagonal Heat Map allows customization of various aspects such as the radius, opacity, and color scheme. However, a key difference lies in the way the radius is defined.

Hexagon Map Example

In a Hexagonal Heat Map, the radius is determined based on actual distance rather than being pixel-based. This distance-based approach to radius setting enables a more precise and geographically relevant representation of data, offering clearer insights into clustering and data patterns.

How to create a Hexagonal Heat Map

When a hyper location layer is created, its Hexagonal Heat Map is made available automatically, but not switched on by default. You can switch it on using the toggle as in the screenshot below.

Hexagon Map Example

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Hexagonal Heat Map is only available for Hyper Location Layers.

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