Mode Analytics has a nice heatmap feature, but it is not conducive to comparing maps (only one per report).

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What they do allow is data to be pulled easily into a wrapped python notebook. And then any image in python can easily be added to a report.

So my question is: how do I recreate a heatmap on an actual map in Python? I've checked out follium and plotly, but neither seem to have similar functionality.

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    $\begingroup$ Folium has a plugin for heat maps. Here is an example. $\endgroup$
    – Emre
    Oct 27, 2016 at 5:41
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks @Emre that's exactly what I needed. Sadly Mode doesn't support folium yet, but I'll bug their customer service and see if they'll load it. $\endgroup$
    – ScottieB
    Oct 27, 2016 at 16:32
  • $\begingroup$ Another good library for this is gmplot which also let's you export the map as a standalone html file. Here is a tutorial on using it. $\endgroup$ Apr 27, 2018 at 18:25

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Looks like the gmaps package is what you're looking for.

You can do things like this with it:



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