Travel Heatmap

Tags MapsProgrammingPythonQGIS
Heatmap of time spent in various locations
Image Credit: Created by Paul Bogard using Mapbox map tiles (© Mapbox © OpenStreetMap)

For a while, I’ve kept a spreadsheet that keeps track of the date, duration, and location of all of my out-of-town stays (mostly in hotels, but including some visits to friends and family as well).

Using that data, I created a heatmap of my time spent away from home. The hotter (yellower) a map area is, the more nights I’ve spent there.

Tools and Data Sources

GIS Software
Map Tiles
Hotel Data Processing
City Latitudes and Longitudes


Paul Bogard created this map, and has made it available for use under a CC BY-SA 4.0 License.