Hex density map

January 2015

A zoom-adaptive hexagon overlay for representing density heat maps with a self-developed slippy map engine. Here we also used our hierarchical hexagonal system based on Geohex for geospatial indexing:


Here are Geohex hexagons on several levels: geohex

Each hexagon has a unique code. We can reconstruct the geometry of a hexagon from its code. Smaller hexagons within the larger ones have codes prefixed by the codes of their “parent” hexagons. The nesting is not perfect, though.

Z-curve for the hex codes: hex codes zcurve0

china hexagons