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Plot a contour over a satellite map

Hi there,

Is there any way to create a contour overlay on a satellite map?
All I have found are charts with a line trace which draws the map and a contour trace on the same chart.

like this -
https://plot.ly/create/?fid=jackp:18288#/

I would like something akin to this -

Cheers.

We don’t offer a “contour on mapbox maps” trace type at the moment. You can try computing the contour lines yourself on plotting them as scattermapbox trace with mode: 'lines' for the time being. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Dear developer team,

has there been any change on that subject yet?
I’m finding myself in a situation in which I need to overlay a contour plot over a satellite-image just like it is possible with all the other mapbox-functions, such as go.Densitymapbox() etc.

Thanks in advance for letting me know.
Cheers,
Andy

Here is a demo that may be of interest.

Thanks @archmoj, that’s could be a good workaround for some use cases.

Nevertheless, to have real contours which don’t vanish or deform/merge when zooming in or out, I’ve made use of the folium package.
Funny enough, as of today they haven’t implemented a real proper filled contour plotting function either, but via matplotlib and other packages, it is possible to plot filled contours in folium accepting a small detour involving GeoJSON - format:
https://www.tjansson.dk/2018/10/contour-map-in-folium/

I hope this helps anyone who is in search for proper contour plots on interactive maps.
In the meanwhile, I also hope and suggest the plotly-team to implement a proper (filled) contour plot functionality.
Thanks in advance for consideration :slight_smile:

Cheers

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