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Global Gridded Plot

I am working off of the Choropleth Map examples here: and would like to apply this shading and highlighting technique on a global scale for displaying a gridded product.

From what I could see, the locations which identify the respective shaded regions for these examples are countries or US states. Is there a way to change these to a 1 degree by 1 degree (or better yet, half by half degree) global grid of individual regions to which I can assign individual values?

Perhaps Choropleth maps aren’t the best solution to use in this context and I am welcome to other ideas as well.

Thanks for your assistance.

Hmmm, I think I know what you’re trying to do, but would you mind sharing a screenshot of the something similar to the desired result?


Thanks for replying. I have attached an example zoomed in on the NA Arctic (though the grid is applied across the entire globe). This is 0.5x0.5 degree which is the resolution I’d like to work with.


Thanks again for your assistance.

Ha, looks like you’re looking for a geo heatmap, which we don’t support at the moment unfortunately.

That said, I’ve seen some users draw heatmaps on geo projections by manipulating their z accordingly.

Ah, darn that’s alright.

Do you have any examples of what you mentioned with the geo projections and z manipulation? Might be interesting to take a look at.