Friday, May 20, 2016

Using folium - 1: Use different map tiles (USGS style map)

Folium is an awesome tool that can make interactive maps built on Leaflet. I found it very easy to use. I will create a series of blog entries to show some of the plots that I usually use for my research.
Let's start with a simple map that change the tile to the style that USGS using for their earthquake page. I think the map tile looks good, here's an example from USGS. Also, there's a good website that you can checkout different map tiles that can be used in folium - Here. For the following code, you can download the notebook from Qingkai's Github
In [1]:
import folium
In [2]:
# Add the USGS style tile
url_base = ''
service = 'NatGeo_World_Map/MapServer/tile/{z}/{y}/{x}'
tileset = url_base + service

map_1 = folium.Map(location=[37.8716, -122.2727], zoom_start=10,\
        control_scale = True, tiles=tileset, attr='USGS style')

    folium.Marker([37.8716, -122.2727], popup = 'I am here'))


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    1. Thanks Hill! Glad you like it, and thanks for subscribing the RSS. I will try to update every week with interesting things ^)^

  2. You have a very interesting blog. Someday, can you also post how do you embed these maps in our blog?