Plot big data without plotting too much dataedit

Use aggregations to plot large data sets without overwhemling your network or your browser.

Aggregations group your documents into buckets and calculate metrics for each bucket. Your documents stay in Elasticsearch and only the metrics for each group are returned to your computer.

Use aggregated layers with document layers to show aggregated views when the map shows larger amounts of the globe and individual documents when the map shows smaller regions.

In the following example, the Grid aggregation layer is only visible when the map is at zoom levels 0 through 5. The Documents layer is only visible when the map is at zoom levels 4 through 24. See the Getting started tutorial for more details on configuring the layers.

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