HeatMapWithTime Plugin

In this example we show the most basic usage of the HeatMapWithTime plugin.

We generate a random set of points with lat/lon coordinates to draw on the map, and then move these points slowly in a random direction to simulate a time dimension. The points are aranged into a list of sets of data to draw.

In [1]:
import folium
import folium.plugins as plugins
import numpy as np

np.random.seed(3141592)
initial_data = np.random.normal(size=(100, 2)) * np.array([[1, 1]]) + np.array(
    [[48, 5]]
)

move_data = np.random.normal(size=(100, 2)) * 0.01

data = [(initial_data + move_data * i).tolist() for i in range(100)]

weight = 1  # default value
for time_entry in data:
    for row in time_entry:
        row.append(weight)
In [2]:
m = folium.Map([48.0, 5.0], tiles="stamentoner", zoom_start=6)

hm = plugins.HeatMapWithTime(data)

hm.add_to(m)

m
Out[2]:
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Now we show that the time index can be specified, allowing a more meaningful representation of what the time steps mean. We also enable the 'auto_play' option and change the maximum opacity. See the docmentation for a full list of options that can be used.

In [3]:
from datetime import datetime, timedelta

time_index = [
    (datetime.now() + k * timedelta(1)).strftime("%Y-%m-%d") for k in range(len(data))
]
In [4]:
m = folium.Map([48.0, 5.0], tiles="stamentoner", zoom_start=6)

hm = plugins.HeatMapWithTime(data, index=time_index, auto_play=True, max_opacity=0.3)

hm.add_to(m)

m
Out[4]:
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