Crime Zone Heatmaps with Python and Folium

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In this Guided Project, you will:

G​enerate interactive maps using Folium

A​ccess and manipulate values in a dataset using pandas

C​reate animated heatmaps overlaid on top of a city map

Clock1 hour
BeginnerBeginner
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

In this one hour long project-based course, you will tackle a real-world problem in data analysis and visualization. You will process a dataset of crime incidents in the city of Boston, and use this data to create an animated heatmap displaying crime hotspots. Heatmaps use color to display a quantity that changes over two dimensions. By the end of this project, you will have created heatmaps using code you will write in Python.

Skills you will develop

  • Data Science
  • Python Programming
  • Pandas
  • Data Visualization (DataViz)
  • folium

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Create an interactive map with Folium

  2. Read a dataset from file

  3. Process and extract useful data

  4. Create heatmap

  5. Improve heatmaps with spatial clustering

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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