Geospatial

The geospatial viewer provides a realtime view of a simulation running inside any geographic area — a neighborhood, a city, a country, or the whole world. It's great for visualizing simulations in which agents occupy a position on a map. Take a look at the City Infection Model for an example simulation using the geospatial viewer.

Points

HASH will draw any agent with a lng_lat field as a point in the geospatial viewer. This field should be an array with two elements — the longitude and latitude of the agent. Additional attributes, such as geo_color and geo_radius, may be used to style it.

{
"lng_lat": [-115.811, 37.242],
"geo_color": "#ff0000",
"geo_radius": 15,
"geo_opacity": 0.8,
// Remaining agent fields ...
}

The full list of fields are:

  • lng_lat: the longitude and latitude of the agent.

  • geo_color: (optional) the color of the circle.

  • geo_radius: (optional) the radius, in pixels, of the circle.

  • geo_opacity: (optional) the opacity of the circle. A number in the range 0.0-1.0.

You can change these fields at any time during the simulation, and the agent will move, change color, or otherwise update as the simulation runs.

Areas and other shapes

Currently, HASH only supports drawing points in the geospatial viewer. We plan to add further capabilities soon, including support for drawing polygons.