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Heat map shading for county/state maps

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Has there been any discussion around being able to show a heat map on certain maps? For example for a given US state could there be some kind of shading to show which counties have more (or less) concentration of caches?

To add clarification I am asking about caches that a person has found.  I wish I could add a picture here to show what I am referring to but I will see if I can add some clarity.  So lets say I found 1000 caches in my state and they are spread across 10 different counties. The darkness of shading in those counties would depict my found cache concentration.
asked Apr 14 in Feature requests by WanderingExplorer (3,970 points)
edited Jul 23 by WanderingExplorer
Interesting idea but the 'concentration' (number of caches per unit area, most likely) will have to consider terrain as well. In a hill or mountain region, even heavily populated counties could take a long time to complete.
This request was specific to each individuals count of caches found and not intended to address elevation.  I have seen heat maps as part of GSAK statistics and was curious of such was discussed/considered for Project GC statistics.
Are you thinking of something like a "Number of Caches per square mile" or something. That would be an interesting map.
Was thinking like number of found caches per state or county maps.
Are you referring to the number of caches found in a geographic area by anyone in total. For example, Florida has X number of caches that have been found by X number of people.
Are you asking for the Caches Per area tool at https://project-gc.com/Statistics/CachesPerArea?country=United+States&submit=Filter to show a map?
No not the same thing.  I added some more detail to the questions.  I will see if I can send you a message on GC.com
I understand.  The current maps are under profile stats are found or not found.  You would like more shading based on the number found.
Yes that would be nice. Like in GSAK

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