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Finding the population in an area ​

After you have imported layers, the next step in an analysis is usually to aggregate this data for specific places.

In this case, let's assume we are operating a micromobility business which rents e-bikes to people around San Francisco. We'd like to figure out where we should put the e-bikes so that they are used frequently.

There are a few different ways to choose places for analysis in Honeycomb:

Drawing places ​

Places can be drawn manually by clicking on the 'Add Place' button. By default, a rectangular polygon is created. This object can be modified by dragging it to move (using the 'Move Object' edit mode) or by editing and adding border points (using the 'Edit Points' edit mode). The type of object can also be changed to a point or a line by selecting a different Object Type.


Click on the 'Add Place' button on the right sidebar, then select an area of San Francisco you are interested in.

Loading places from GeoJSON ​

Places can be loaded directly from a .geojson or .json file. Files must conform to the GeoJSON specification and either contain a single Feature object at the root, or a single FeatureCollection object which has an array of features.

If the GeoJSON features contain a name property, this will be used as the name. Otherwise they will be named 'Object X'.

More about places ​

Buffers ​

Honeycomb supports adding a buffer around any type of place. Buffers are especially useful for point and line data which does not have an inherent area. Buffers are also useful when data layers contain data from GPS units which may have a margin of error.