A few days ago, I decided to make a heatmap out of mere curiosity to see where everyone was flying on Expert Server. I wrote myself a little script to grab data from the Live API every 10 minutes then save it to a file that I could read and/or re-format later on. A fair bit of effort when into this, so if you’re techy and interested in how everything works, check out the blog post I wrote on it. I also analyze the results a little.
So far, I’ve made a normal heatmap and a line graph of the data I’ve gathered. As more data is gathered though, I plan on making an animated heatmap to better show where the traffic was over time. All data that is currently available was gathered between 0100Z on the 18th and the same time in the 19th.
All these visualizations are available here. The map is also interactive, but because of the way the heatmap is made isn’t great at high zoom levels.
The website won’t be updated regularly aside from adding the animated map, as I have to manually download the data from my server, then process it and deploy it to the site.
The source code for this site is available on GitHub at the link below. All data is licensed under the Apache 2.0 license, so fellow developers - you’re free to create your own beautiful visualizations ❤
If you need the data in it’s original format (as seen in the blog article), just shoot me a DM.