Posted On: Jun 5, 2023

QuickSight authors can now improve readability of points on maps visuals by changing the point style to heatmap. This new way of displaying points on maps, transforms individual points into a heat layer using color gradation, enhancing the readability of densely plotted, overlapping points.  

Geospatial heat map style uses color gradations to indicate areas of high and low data point concentration, making it easier for readers to identify patterns, trends, and outliers. This new style for points on maps, continues to support interactivity, allowing readers to zoom in and out, pan across the map, and explore the data in detail. Moreover, when the map is zoomed in to a certain level, the heat layer automatically reverts back to the basic points, allowing readers to interact with the underlying points, such as viewing tooltips, and performing other actions based on the points. See here for more details.

Geospatial heatmaps on points on maps is now available in all supported Amazon QuickSight regions - US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), Europe (London), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Canada (Central), South America (São Paulo). See here for QuickSight regional endpoints.