Spatial Heat Map Data Function for TIBCO Spotfire®

Spatial Heat Maps allow you to visualize overall patterns in numeric spatial data. 

Compatible Products

TIBCO Spotfire®


TIBCO Software

Supported Versions

This component was tested with Spotfire 7.8 and TERR 4.3


TIBCO Component Exchange License


Heat maps are useful in providing a high level summary to visualize overall patterns in spatial data.  Studying raw point data for patterns can be difficult owing to uneven spatial coverage, and random variability in the values.

Heat maps start by the calculation of a smoothly varying surface to represent the data. This surface is represented by a colored heatmap and contours.

The data function produces three data tables:

  • Heatmap is a filled polygon shapefile which is best rendered as partially transparent colors.
  • Contours and MajorContours are two additional tables that can optionally be used to draw the major (coarse) and minor (fine) contour lines.

License Details


Release P1.2

Published: March 2017

Initial Release

Release P1.4

Reviews (2)
pslaughter 11:51am 06/12/2017

Great tool for anyone in oil and gas who has spatial well data they want to grid without going through Petra or any other mapping programs. Thanks for the tool!

Mike Alperin 12:54pm 04/05/2017

This is a great way to visualize geographical numeric data patterns on a map.  The resulting maps include colors and contour lines which can make for a really stunning presentation.  It took me under a minute to create the map by: inserting the data function into my own .dxp, configuring the inputs and outputs and adding the map visualization. 

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