orig author: jjguy modified by: chucknthem This is fork of heatmap by jjguy. It's about 30 times faster than the original version 1.0.
heatmap is a python library for creating heatmaps.
Works with gps coordinates and generates KML files for overlaying heatmaps on Google Earth.
Full documentation at http://jjguy.com/heatmap
See Also: http://code.google.com/p/gheat/
Either clone this git repo or download the source. Then install it as a normal python package:
python setup.py install
Modifications to the original:
- New and faster heatmap generating algorithm.
- Fixed an issue with points at the border of the heatmap being clipped.
- Allows generating a time sequenced kml file for visualising heatmaps over time.
Generating a time sequenced heat map for Google Earth.
hm = heatmap.Heatmap() hm.animated_heatmapKML( pointsets, outputfile, opacity=128, dotsize=150, size=(2048, 2048), scheme="classic")
Most parameters are the same as the heatmap() function described below. The only difference is the 'pointset' parameter which is defined as follows:
pointset = [(begin, end, [lat, lng]), (begin, end, [lat, lng]), ...]
where begin and end are dates in the format yyyy-mm-dd
This will generate a single .kml file and n = len(pointset) .png files.
heatmap() has only two required parameters:
A list of two-element tuples The filename to save the resulting image There are several optional parameters, with reasonable defaults: | heatmap(self, points, fout, dotsize=150, opacity=128, size=(1024, 1024), scheme='classic') | points -> an iteratable list of tuples, where the contents are the | x,y coordinates to plot. e.g., [(1, 1), (2, 2), (3, 3)] | fout -> output file for the PNG | dotsize -> the size of a single coordinate in the output image in | pixels, default is 150px. Tweak this parameter to adjust | the resulting heatmap. | opacity -> the strength of a single coordiniate in the output image. | Tweak this parameter to adjust the resulting heatmap. | size -> tuple with the width, height in pixels of the output PNG | scheme -> Name of color scheme to use to color the output image. | Use schemes() to get list. (images are in source distro)
Examples from jjguy's website:
Make a random heatmap:
import heatmap import random if __name__ == "__main__": pts =  for x in range(400): pts.append((random.random(), random.random() )) print "Processing %d points..." % len(pts) hm = heatmap.Heatmap() hm.heatmap(pts, "classic.png")
Creating a heatmap for google earth:
import heatmap import random hm = heatmap.Heatmap() pts = [(random.uniform(-77.012, -77.050), random.uniform(38.888, 38.910)) for x in range(100)] hm.heatmap(pts, "classic.png") hm.saveKML("data.kml")
The original readme is below:
heatmap 1.0 firstname.lastname@example.org
Build heatmaps in python. Requires the Python Imaging Library.
Minimal example in example.py. Full readme at http://jjguy.com/heatmap/