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How to Create a Heat Map in Mapulus

Learn how create a heatmap map that groups locations together based on proximity.

Mapulus offers a powerful feature that allows you to create heat maps, enabling you to visualize the density or intensity of a specific attribute across your map. Heat maps are a valuable tool for identifying patterns, trends, and hotspots within your geographic data. This guide will walk you through the steps to create a heat map in Mapulus.


  1. An active Mapulus account.
  2. Access to the Mapulus map where you want to create the heat map.

Steps to Create a Heat Map:

  1. Log in to your Mapulus account: Start by logging in to your Mapulus account using your credentials (username and password).

  2. Navigate to Your Map: After logging in, navigate to the map where you want to create the heat map. You can find your maps in your account dashboard.

  3. Choose a Layer to Work With: You can either create a new layer or edit an existing layer to set it to the heat map style. To create a new layer, click on the “Add Layer” button in the map layers menu. To edit an existing layer, locate the layer you want to work with in the map layers menu and click on the settings menu next to the layer. This is represented by three vertical dots that, when clicked, expands to show various options related to map layers. Select “Edit Layer”.

  4. Set the Layer to Heat Map Style: In the layer settings modal, select the “Heat Map” option for the layer’s rendering style. This will generate a heat map based on the density or intensity of the chosen attribute.

  5. Choose an Attribute for the Heat Map: Select the attribute you want to visualize as a heat map. This could be numeric data, such as population density, sales figures, or any other attribute that represents intensity or density.

  6. Adjust Heat Map Settings: Customize the heat map settings to fine-tune the visualization. You can adjust parameters like color gradient, opacity, and radius to control the appearance and level of detail in the heat map.

  7. Apply the Heat Map: Once you have configured the heat map settings, click the “Save” or “Apply” button to create the heat map layer.

  8. View and Analyze the Heat Map: The heat map will now be visible on your Mapulus map, displaying the density or intensity of the chosen attribute across the map. Areas with a higher concentration or intensity will be represented by warmer colors, while areas with lower values will be cooler. Zoom in and explore the heat map to gain insights and identify patterns in your data.

  9. Customize Heat Map Interactivity (Optional): Mapulus provides additional interactivity options for heat maps, allowing you to enable tooltips that display attribute values when hovering over specific areas on the map. You can access these options in the layer settings or customization menus.

Congratulations! You have successfully created a heat map in Mapulus. Heat maps provide a visual representation of data density or intensity, enabling you to identify hotspots, trends, and patterns within your geographic data. Utilize the customization options available in Mapulus to create visually compelling and informative heat maps tailored to your specific needs.

Take advantage of heat maps to gain valuable insights and make data-driven decisions for various applications such as market analysis, resource allocation, and identifying target areas for business expansion. Mapulus empowers you to leverage the power of heat maps to unlock geographic insights and drive informed decision-making.