Using Radial Heat Maps

Visualizing Your Data with a Geographic Radial Heat Map

Radial heat maps look like weather radar and show color coded concentrations of your data. With radial mapping software options you’re not only able to visualize your data on a map but you can also easily and immediately understand where the majority of your activity is located.

By presenting more densely populated areas in one color and sparser locations in another from the gradient, Mapline makes analysis of your data simple, whether you’re mapping customers, sales or other calculations from your spreadsheet. You can view heat map overlays with your data pins and you’re also able to hide the pins for a clearer picture.

Radial Heat Map Example from Mapline

Radial Heat Maps from Mapline

Steps to overlay a radial style heat maps

  1. Open your map.
  2. Click the drop down arrow beside your data set.
  3. Choose the “Heat Map” option.
  4. Make sure that your heat map visibility is turned on.
  5. Select whether you would like the heat map to be based on location density or the sum or average of your data.
  6. Define the radius (miles or kilometers), the inner opacity, and the outer opacity.
  7. Click “Save.”

If you want to hide the map pins so you only see the heat map, here’s what you can do:

  1. Click the pin icon on the left sidebar.
  2. Under the visibility option, select “No.”
  3. Click “Save” button. This will make your pins invisible but still allow you to see the heat map overlay.

Ready to use our radial mapping software? Check out our plans and pricing to find the right option for you.