plots a density histogram of the geographic locations locs.


plots a density histogram with bins specified by bspec.


plots a density histogram with bin densities computed according to the specification hspec.

Details and Options


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Basic Examples  (3)

Generate a density histogram for a list of geographic points:

Use rectangular bins:

Use each country as a bin:

Color using the intensity rather than counts:

Scope  (26)

Data  (6)

Use a GeoPosition representing a list of locations:

Use a list of GeoPosition locations:

Use entities to represent locations:

Create a histogram from the EntityClass containing skyscrapers around the world:

Use an Association with locations for keys and values for counts:

Use WeightedData:

Bins and Counts  (14)

The number of bins is calculated automatically:

Specify the number of bins to use in the direction:

Specify the total number of bins to use:

Use rectangular and triangular bins:

Use 8 rectangular bins in the x axis:

Use 50 total triangular bins:

Use different automatic binning methods:

Specify the diameter of each tile:

Specify the width and height:

Give the area of the tiles:

A list of entities with polygons can be used as bin tiling:

Use GeoIdentify entity types as bins:

Use a function to get an explicit bin specification:

Coloring bins by "Count" or "Probability" only uses the number of points in each bin:

"Intensity" and "PDF" show variation due to the bins having different areas on the globe:

Presentation  (6)

Change the shape of the bin tiles:

Add a legend to the map:

Specify the color function used to indicate the density of values:

Vary the opacity:

Use GeoProjection to change the map projection:

Use GeoCenter to center the map on a specific location:

Use a theme with a simple background map:

Use a theme with a high contrast color scheme and bright colors:

Options  (22)

ColorFunction  (4)

By default, regions with a higher density of points are colored darker:

Specify the color function from a coloring scheme:

Specify a specific color function:

Use ColorFunctionScaling->False to get unscaled height values:

Use opacity to show relative densities:

ColorFunctionScaling  (1)

Use ColorFunctionScaling->False to get unscaled height values:

GeoBackground  (3)

By default, geo histograms are shown on an unlabeled map:

Show the histogram on a labeled map:

Show the histogram on a relief map:

GeoProjection  (1)

Use GeoProjection to change the map projection:

GeoRange  (4)

The geographic region to show is automatically determined:

Specify the region to show:

Use specific latitude-longitude ranges:

Show the entire world:

GeoScaleBars  (1)

Show the histogram with a scale bar in metric units:

Show the histogram with a scale bar in metric and imperial units:

Place the scale bar in the top-right corner:

LabelingFunction  (2)

By default, bins have a tooltip with their value:

Omit the tooltips from the bins:

PlotLegends  (3)

Show a legend matching the colors to their values:

Position the legend below the map:

Increase the font size on the legend:

PlotStyle  (2)

Vary the opacity of the bins:

Use Directive to combine effects:

PlotTheme  (1)

Use a theme with bright colors:

Use a satellite map for the background:

Applications  (5)

Plot the frequency of earthquakes around the world over 10 years:

Show the distribution of breweries in the United States:

Generate a density histogram of notable buildings in New York City:

Show the distributions of pictures taken during a hike:

Map the density of trees in Champaign, IL:

Properties & Relations  (9)

Use GeoSmoothHistogram to generate smooth densities from locations:

Use GeoListPlot for individual locations:

Use GeoHistogram to aggregate locations into bins:

Use GeoBubbleChart to show values with scaled bubbles:

Use GeoRegionValuePlot to show values with colored regions:

Use GeoVectorPlot and GeoStreamPlot for vector fields:

Draw contours on a map with GeoContourPlot:

Smoothly shade a map using color with GeoDensityPlot:

Plot relationships between geographic locations on a map:

Wolfram Research (2016), GeoHistogram, Wolfram Language function,


Wolfram Research (2016), GeoHistogram, Wolfram Language function,


Wolfram Language. 2016. "GeoHistogram." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research.


Wolfram Language. (2016). GeoHistogram. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from


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