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Binning generates rectangular or hexagonal bins for a point dataset. This allows you to efficiently display an overview of aggregated point data.

Example of Binning

A map divided up into color-coded hexagonal bins.

Binning returns the following fields:

  • <dataset key field>: The key field from the input dataset.

  • BinId: Identity for the bin.

  • BinTable.BinPolygon: The polygon for the bin.

  • BinTable.CenterPoint: Point in center of the bin.

  • All fields except the key field from dataset, prefixed with the dataset name.

  1. Under Data connections, click Select data on your Qlik GeoOperations connection.

  2. Under Operation, select Binning.

  3. Under Type, select the bin shape.

  4. Under Grid size, enter the height of an individual bin in degrees.

    One degree is approximately 10,000 m

  5. Optionally, under Grid width / Grid height ratio, enter the ratio of the bins.

    By default, the value is 1.5.

  6. Under Dataset 1, select the type of data source to use in the operation and its parameters.

    The data types and parameters are the same as those in the Load operation. For information on each of the dataset parameters, see:

  7. Under Tables, select the table to load.

  8. Under Fields, select the fields to load.

  9. Click Insert script.

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