World Map

The world map widget displays geographical data on a world map. Different map projections are supported, such as the standard mercator or orthographic projection.

Input Format

Field Type Description
lat number A field containing the latitude to use for geohash bucketing.
lon number A field containing the longitude to use for geohash bucketing
geohash string OPTIONAL. A base32 geohash string to calculate latitude and longitude.
precision number The precision to use in the calculation of the embedded geohash. Usually 4 is fine for a full globe, 12 is for a small area of zoom.
magnitude aggregate A function used to calculate the magnitude (weight) of each bucket. This value is used to determine the size or opacity of the world map markers.

If both geohash and lat and lon are specified, geohash is ignored.


The world map widget can be used with any input that satisfies the format above, but you will usually want to bucket locations using geohashing. Humio provides a function worldMap that helps you conform to the format.

Example 1: IP addresses


Example 2: Existing geo-coordinates

worldMap(lat=myLatitudeField, lon=myLongitudeField, magnitude=avg(responseTime))

Example 3: Alternative

You do not have to use the worldMap function in order to use the widget. You can also provide data that conforms to the input format. The results in Example 2 can be reproduced using the following query:

geohash(lat=myLatitudeField, lon=myLongitudeField)
| groupBy(_geohash, function=avg(responseTime, as=magnitude))

Here we use the geoHash function to achieve the same bucketing of points as the worldMap function does for us. If we do not use geohashing, we risk getting way too many points, making the widget very slow.