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Heat Map

Getting to know the Heatmap

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Description

Introducing the Heatmap

A Heat Map is a type of chart that can be used to visualize data in two dimensions. It uses the color of rectangles to indicate a dimension of the data and the relative size of the rectangles to indicate another dimension. They are typically used to create compelling representations of data for strategic or tactical decision making. They can be used at any level of a repository from strategic architecture down to Technology architectures.

Where to find the Heatmap

Double-click on Chart element | Chart Details | Source > Package

Usage of the Heatmap

They are typically used to create compelling representations of data for strategic or tactical decision making. They can be used with Requirements to indicate the statuses of a group of requirements and if the metrics are available the estimated implementation cost of each requirement. They could be used with an application or technology inventory to show the prevalence of technologies. For example which applications were developed in a particular language or run on a particular operating system.

Options for the Heatmap

As an alternative to specifying the parameters of the Heat Map in the fields on the 'Package' tab, you can select the 'Custom SQL' tab and create a customized Heat Map using SQL. You still specify the chart type in the 'Type' field, but the other dialog fields are grayed out.

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Heat Maps