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Folium: Create Interactive Leaflet Maps
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Folium: Create Interactive Leaflet Maps

Last Updated on March 25, 2024 by Editorial Team

Author(s): Himanshu Sharma

Originally published on Towards AI.

Introduction to Folium, a Python library used to create maps
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In this article, we will explore Folium, a Python library that makes it easy to visualize data that’s been manipulated in Python on an interactive leaflet map.

The maps created using folium are highly interactive which makes it even more useful for dashboard building. So, let’s start exploring Folium and learn our way of exploring it.

We can install folium by running the command given below in our command prompt.

pip install folium

After installing folium we need to import it in our Jupiter notebook to start working. Folium is an easy to understand library by which you can create highly interactive and visually appealing maps in just a few lines of code.

Here we will learn how we can use it to create a world map. For this, we just need to call the Map() function. The code given below will help you understand this better.

#importing folium libraryimport folium# calling Map() functionworld_map = folium.Map()#displaying world mapworld_mapMap using Folium with just one line of code(Source: By Author)

The map created above is interactive, i.e., you can actually zoom in and zoom out of the map using the ‘+’ and ‘-’ or by just using the cursor of your mouse.

We can pass the ‘location’ argument… Read the full blog for free on Medium.

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