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Plotting points on a Splunk 6 map

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My data is already coming into splunk lat/lon encoded. I don't need to do any ip geo lookup or anything like that. Each event has a latitude and longitude field. I want to plot each event onto a map. I don't want to group them or do any fancy aggregation. I just pwant oints plottted to a map or maybe possibly a heat map. Is this possible?

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

It works for me, read below the map for the settings I used:

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I just pulled in this data into Splunk with a sourcetype of geo:

place1,41.66164,-87.74477
place2,41.66587,-86.894357
place3,41.72614,-85.97314

I used these field extractions in my props.conf:

[geo]
EXTRACT-MAPS = ^(?<location>.+?),(?<latitude>.+?),(?<longitude>.+?)$

And here is my Splunk view:

<dashboard>
        <label>Map</label>
        <row>
    <map>
                <title>Map</title>
                <searchString>sourcetype=geo | geostats latfield=latitude longfield=longitude binspanlat=1 binspanlong=1 count</searchString>
                <earliestTime>0</earliestTime>
      <option name="mapping.tileLayer.url">http://{s}.tile.openstreetmap.org/{z}/{x}/{y}.png</option>
                        <option name="mapping.tileLayer.subdomains">[a,b,c]</option>
                        <option name="mapping.tileLayer.maxZoom">24</option>
                <option name="link.visible">TRUE</option>
                <option name="link.exportResults.visible">TRUE</option>
                <option name="link.inspectSearch.visible">TRUE</option>
                <option name="link.openSearch.ViewTarget">TRUE</option>
                <option name="mapping.map.zoom">9</option>
                <option name="mapping.markerLayer.markerMaxSize">50</option>
                <option name="mapping.map.center">(41.66587,-86.894357)</option>
                <option name="link.openSearch.text">Open in New Search</option>
                <option name="link.openSearch.search">sourcetype=geo | geostats latfield=latitude longfield=longitude</option>
                <option name="link.openSearch.searchEarliestTime">-30d</option>
                <option name="link.openSearch.searchLatestTime">now</option>
        </map>
        </row>
</dashboard>

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

It works for me, read below the map for the settings I used:

alt text

I just pulled in this data into Splunk with a sourcetype of geo:

place1,41.66164,-87.74477
place2,41.66587,-86.894357
place3,41.72614,-85.97314

I used these field extractions in my props.conf:

[geo]
EXTRACT-MAPS = ^(?<location>.+?),(?<latitude>.+?),(?<longitude>.+?)$

And here is my Splunk view:

<dashboard>
        <label>Map</label>
        <row>
    <map>
                <title>Map</title>
                <searchString>sourcetype=geo | geostats latfield=latitude longfield=longitude binspanlat=1 binspanlong=1 count</searchString>
                <earliestTime>0</earliestTime>
      <option name="mapping.tileLayer.url">http://{s}.tile.openstreetmap.org/{z}/{x}/{y}.png</option>
                        <option name="mapping.tileLayer.subdomains">[a,b,c]</option>
                        <option name="mapping.tileLayer.maxZoom">24</option>
                <option name="link.visible">TRUE</option>
                <option name="link.exportResults.visible">TRUE</option>
                <option name="link.inspectSearch.visible">TRUE</option>
                <option name="link.openSearch.ViewTarget">TRUE</option>
                <option name="mapping.map.zoom">9</option>
                <option name="mapping.markerLayer.markerMaxSize">50</option>
                <option name="mapping.map.center">(41.66587,-86.894357)</option>
                <option name="link.openSearch.text">Open in New Search</option>
                <option name="link.openSearch.search">sourcetype=geo | geostats latfield=latitude longfield=longitude</option>
                <option name="link.openSearch.searchEarliestTime">-30d</option>
                <option name="link.openSearch.searchLatestTime">now</option>
        </map>
        </row>
</dashboard>

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Not a problem. Happy to help. Very nice use case 🙂

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Communicator

Thanks for the all the help. Sorry my situation seems to be so confusing. I was able to acheive what I want my setting the binspanlat=.1 and binspanlong=.1 and the globallimit to 1.

Here is my end result.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7913972/map.png

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Yes, using binspanlat and binspanlong. I updated the XML above too and show the search below with the documentation reference.

sourcetype=geo | geostats latfield=latitude longfield=longitude binspanlat=1 binspanlong=1 count

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.0/SearchReference/Geostats

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Communicator

I showed you in the pictures that I linked that the points are being put on the map but when going to zoom 5 instead of 9 like you have it set they are being grouped together and I would like to know if there is a way to have them NOT group.

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