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ArcGIS Blueprints by Eric Pimpler

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Creating the heatmap

In this section, you'll create a heatmap of the Twitter feed using the Optimized Hot Spot Analysis tool found in the Spatial Statistics Tools toolbox:

  1. If required, open ArcMap and create a new map document file.
  2. Add a basemap like Dark Gray Canvas or Light Gray Canvas work well to display a heatmap. The Light Gray Canvas basemap is displayed in the following screenshot:
    Creating the heatmap
  3. Add the Tweets feature class as a layer to the display. The distribution of your tweet points will not be the same as what is displayed in the following screenshot:
  4. If you zoom in to a specific area, you should see some clustering of the points, as shown in the following ...

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