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Python Geospatial Analysis Essentials by Erik Westra

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An overview of the GPS Heatmap system

The system we are implementing will be called the GPS Heatmap. We will download a set of road data and convert this data into a network of directed road segments. We will then either generate or download a collection of GPS recordings from various journeys, which we will use to identify commonly-traveled roads. Finally, we will generate a heatmap based on how often the roads are traveled, providing a visual summary of the most commonly-traveled roads captured by the GPS device. The resulting output will look something like the following:

An overview of the GPS Heatmap system

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A heatmap typically uses a color gradient ranging from blue to red ...

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