13.8. HBase Heatmaps¶
GeoMesa on HBase can leverage server side processing to accelerate heatmap (density) queries. GeoMesa uses a custom
coprocessor running on the HBase Region Servers so that density calculation are done at the data. The per-region results
are then returned to GeoServer, combined there, and served. This functionality can be accessed using the
geomesa:Density WPS process.
In order to use the density process you must:
- Install the server side code on your HBase cluster Installing the GeoMesa Distributed Runtime JAR
- Register the coprocessors site wide or for the table you wish to use Register the Coprocessors
- Install the WPS processes in GeoServer :ref:_GeoMesa-process`
- Install the heatmap SLD in GeoServer Install Heatmap SLD
13.8.1. Install Heatmap SLD¶
In order to style the density result to produce a heatmap, GeoServer needs a Style Layer Descriptor (SLD).
To start, add a new SLD style to GeoServer named “heatmap” and use this sld
Instruction on how to install SLDs can be found here GeoServer Styles.
Now you can change the style parameter to be
styles=heatmap in the Layer Preview or PNG preview in GeoServer.
You may have to change the layer configuration to support publishing the heatmap style.