Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Using heatmap.js with Google Maps


The Electramedics Real-time Service Area is an interesting Google Map that is using heatmap.js to create a real-time heat map.

I'm not exactly sure what the heat map represents or even what an elctramedic does but the map is a good example of using heatmap.js with Google Maps. The map also has an interesting polygon feature that manages to create a boundary box for the heat map on the fly.

I assume the heat map and bounding box are being used to visualise the current area that the team of electricians are covering in real-time. But then I could be wrong. 

2 comments:

Chris said...

You can find also on CircleCount.com an example of using heatmap.js
http://www.circlecount.com/usermap/111487545374003509241

Any user can create his own map:
http://www.circlecount.com/mymap/

Barry Harkness said...

The heatmap represents the real-time service area of a mobile service company (i.e. electricians, HVAC contractors, plumbers, handymen, flooring & carpeting contractoors, etc.) It is updated real-time by the technicians using our app on their phones - see NearbyNow.co