Irvine, US: Digital Map Products (DMP) announced the addition of dynamic heat mapping capability to its SpatialStream spatial development platform. Through the heat mapping capability in SpatialStream, spatial developers can easily integrate this data visualisation tool into their applications to more effectively display large data sets.
Heat mapping an in-demand location technology
As mapping applications become more robust, integrating larger and increasingly complex data sets, more sophisticated display techniques are needed to make such data easy to understand and use. Heat maps, also known as density or gradient maps, are suited to visualising large point data sets and facilitate the identification of trends and patterns in data.
Interactivity and ease of implementation key features
The heat mapping capability in SpatialStream is distinguished by its ease of implementation, interactive features and rendering options. Interactive heat mapping features such as filtering, dynamic zooming and flexible user display allow for data exploration and rich analysis. High speed client-side rendering is supported through DMP’s new Microsoft Silverlight SpatialStream components, while server-side heat map generation and display as a WMS layer is supported through SpatialStream web services.
Jim Skurzynski, CEO, DMP, said, “One of our primary goals at DMP is to make spatial technology more accessible for both developers and consumers. As consumers grow savvier with location technologies, they’re demanding new and better ways to interact with data on maps. The heat mapping capability now available through SpatialStream simplifies the development task of creating heat map displays and makes large data sets more meaningful for end-users. The new heat map functionality is indicative of how DMP is continually seeking new ways to mainstream spatial technology.”