This guide describes how to visualize point data over time, by applying the ANIMATED aggregation style to animate your map. This feature requires a map layer containing point geometries with a timestamp, or numeric field.
Use the provided .CSV spreadsheet as the data to create a bird tracking map.
Click on "Download resources" from this guide to download the zip file to your local machine. Extract the zip file to view the dataset to be used for this guide.
bird_tracking.csv data file to your account and create the map from the dataset.
Builder opens with bird tracking data as the first and only map layer.
Double-click on the map name and rename it to Bird Tracks.
Once the data has been successfully imported, apply the aggregation style to animate your data.
From the LAYERS pane, select the
The STYLE tab opens, enabling you to apply styling options for the map layer.
Choose ANIMATED as the aggregation option.
date_time as the COLUMN from your dataset that drives the animation of the map.
To gain a better understanding of the bird tracking data, color the paths of each of the three birds separately. We can do this by using the
bird_name column to style the points by value.
From the STYLE tab, click the COLOR to open the color picker. The SOLID tab is selected by default.
Click the BY VALUE tab.
bird_name to style your markers by the birds' names. Builder assigns a default qualitative CARTOColor scheme.
Click the SIZE to open the size options for the marker, and change the value to
Edit the STROKE to
Change the BLENDING option to
Set the RESOLUTION to
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