What People Are Saying
Maps in the Wild
This map, made by Franz Neubert of Ubilabs, shows about 500,000 ship positions reported via the AIS (Automatic identification system) in Hamburg. The data is collected by an antenna mounted on the roof of Ubilabs’ office. Ships send out encoded messages including properties such as position, speed, heading, or even the size of the ship. The screenshot shows the decoded messages of a single day; the purple “hotspots” show anchored ships and stops for the public transport ships here in Hamburg.
This animation, made by Nathan Pavlovic, an air quality scientist, shows the growth and intensity of the wine country wildfires north of San Francisco on October 8, 2017 using the newly-released GOES-16 FDC fire detection data.
kepler.gl User Feedback
It has been over a month since we formally launched kepler.gl to the broader community. Since then, we’ve received extensive recognition and constructive suggestions from our peers in the visualization world. Below is a snapshot of their feedback:
“[kepler.gl] is an amazing product. The visually appealing graphics and speed of rendering as well as the map export as images is a great touch!” - GIS Software Developer, Public Health Industry
“You really hit the sweet spot: [kepler.gl] is both very powerful and very easy-to-use. As a professional, it has all the features that I need and it makes doing *good* work a breeze. ” - Product Manager, Data Visualization
“I wish I could upload data in other formats as well.” - Developer, Geological Research Institute
“It would be really cool and useful if we were able to do some data manipulation based on layers.” - Executive, Civic Tech Company
“Looking forward to seeing plug-and-play integrations with third party APIs and also compatibility to embed within other web apps.” - Founder, Venture Capital Firm
We are currently working to form a more robust kepler.gl community in which all contributors and interested parties can participate in kepler.gl’s growth by leveraging their ideas and expertise to take kepler.gl to the next level. Our official roadmap is on its way and will be shared with everyone soon. Stay tuned!