Caliper Mapping and Transportation Glossary

DEFINITION

What is a Density Grid?

A density grid (or heat map) is a way to visualize and analyze point data by transforming the points into a regular grid. Each resulting grid cell is assigned a value that is determined by the density of nearby points, optionally weighting each point using a weighting value.

What is a density grid: Density grid map of weighted customer concentration created with Maptitude map software

This density grid shows the concentration of customers, weighted by sales volume, across a city.

Density grids are useful for mapping crime data to show hot spot locations, mapping vehicle miles traveled to spot areas of congestion and higher air pollution, and analyzing the pattern of clients around a store weighted by the cost of their purchases.

Density grid definitino: Density grid map of crime hot spots created with Maptitude map software

This density grid highlights concentrations of burglaries in a city and can be used for allocating police resources and crime prevention strategies.

GIS Software for Density Grid Maps

Maptitude Mapping Software gives you all of the tools, maps, and data you need to analyze and understand how geography affects you and your business. Create informative density grid maps that illustrate the geographic component of your data.

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