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Create high-impact 4D geospatial visualisations with Kepler.gl

Create high-impact 4D geospatial visualisations with Kepler.gl
4D visualisation of uber trips in Lisbon, weekday vs weekend, in Kepler.gl

Have you ever wondered how to map time-enabled data? And create 4D geospatial visualisations?

Kepler.gl from Uber is a free, open-source, web-based application for geospatial analysis. It facilitates mapping four dimensions: latitude, longitude, height (or another attribute), and time.

Once you create a visualisation with Kepler, you can choose to export the map as an image, export the data, export the map to HTML or JSON, and share a public URL (you’ll need a Dropbox account for this).

For a sneak peek at some Kepler's capabilities (and performance!), have a look at the animated visualisation of California earthquakes comprising 20 years’ worth of data. Did it inspire you? Follow the user guides and create your own data visualisation.

From my experience, Kepler is a joy to use; it is simple enough for beginners, still producing high-impact visualisations.

P.S. Do you want to create your own app with Kepler.gl and share it? Then, you might find this tutorial helpful:

Tutorial - Create a 4D data visualisation with Kepler.gl
By the end of this tutorial, you’ll be able to create a visualisation of urban mobility that takes advantage of Split Map and 3D capabilities.

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