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Layers and Places

Honeycomb has two core types of objects: Data Layers and Places

  • Data Layers represent continuous spatial data, such as population or income level. This data is bucketed using H3 indexes. Layers can be thought of as measures. A screenshot of the data layer sidebar

  • Places are discrete locations (represented by points, lines, or polygons), such as district boundaries or store locations. Places can be thought of as dimensions. Honeycomb is designed for analysis which aggregates measures across spatial dimensions, such as finding the total (SUM aggregation) number of people (layer/ measure) who live within a neighborhood (place/ dimension). A screenshot of the places sidebar