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Need Support for Cartesian Coordinate System in all Spatial and Heat Map tools

We primarily work on tracking people through a store or any physical space and extract shopping trip information such as areas visited, dwell time, etc. This shopper track information consists of a series of X,Y coordinates which are also used to plot heat maps based on density of points in a given area.

 

I have been using a workaround due to the lack of cartesian coordinate support in spatial tools - involving converting cartesian values to Lat., Long. by dividing X,Y values by 10,000. This approach works fine for finding spatial matches between points and polygons. However, when using something like a heat map tool which requires Grid Size and Max Distance in Miles/Kilometers, since there is no support for smaller units of distance, you will not be able to generate a heatmap data file.

 

In addition to adding support for Cartesian coordinates, it would also be helpful to provide an option to load in a Floorplan/Image as Base Map when browsing Spatial tool results.

6 Comments
Alteryx Partner

this is especially important for foot fall analysis, that is what you are doing right?

I second this idea...

9 - Comet

Tableau can do this.

 

You can import a .png/jpeg file, (the layout of your floor plan store) and use centimeters / inches or pixels as your own coordinates.

 

 

Regards,

Cristian

9 - Comet
9 - Comet

One company able to integrate various spatial data sources with dabases, csv , excel etc is called Safe Software, take a look here: http://www.safe.com/

 

Hope this helps.

 

Regards,

Cristian

 

 

 

5 - Atom

I also believe the spatial tools should support any cartesian X,Y system.

Alteryx Partner

+1