I had a special visitor on my Friday Evening Walk: A Mississippi Kite. He sat on the wire while I walked the road. Birds appear to be sitting still on the wires if You just casually glance at them. Actually, they are moving all the time-watching, hunting or preening. I snapped quite a few shots of Mr Kite and made a slideshow so You can see his movement in and out of the shadows. This is really a fine bird to have for a visit! Your photostudy tonight is Skyscapes with the added Picasa effect of 'Heat Map'. I had a request for more of these colorful, hot clouds, so enjoy!
Also, a Big Bonjour to all the new viewers in France! Welcome to our informal, mini nature class Photo Blog! I love sharing my life in the woods of Texas with All People!
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Slideshow of the Friday Night Kite:
- Web heat maps have been used for displaying areas of a Web page most frequently scanned by visitors. Web heatmaps are often used alongside other forms of web analytics and session replay tools.
- Biology heat maps are typically used in molecular biology to represent the level of expression of many genes across a number of comparable samples (e.g. cells in different states, samples from different patients) as they are obtained from DNA microarrays.
- The tree map is a 2D hierarchical partitioning of data that visually resembles a heat map.
- A mosaic plot is a tiled heat map for representing a two-way or higher-way table of data. As with treemaps, the rectangular regions in a mosaic plot are hierarchically organized. The means that the regions are rectangles instead of squares. Friendly (1994) surveys the history and usage of this graph.
- The colors lack the natural perceptual ordering found in grayscale or blackbody spectrum colormaps.
- Common colormaps (like the "jet" colormap used as the default in many visualization software packages) have uncontrolled changes in luminance that prevent meaningful conversion to grayscale for display or printing. This also distracts from the actual data, arbitrarily making yellow and cyan regions appear more prominent than the regions of the data that are actually most important.
- The changes between colors also lead to perception of gradients that aren't actually present, making actual gradients less prominent, meaning that rainbow colormaps can actually obscure detail in many cases rather than enhancing it.
- NeoVision Hypersystems, Inc., a software firm founded by Cormac Kinney, and funded by Intel and Deutsche Bank, developed Heatmaps depicting real time financial data and calculations, which were licensed to over 50,000 users. NeoVision Heatmaps became a feature on nasdaq.com.
- R Statistics, a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics, contains several functions to trace heat maps 
- Gnuplot, a universal and free command-line plotting program, can trace 2D and 3D heat maps 
- The Google Docs spreadsheet application includes a Heat Map gadget, but for country-wise data only, not for general matrix data.
- Qlucore includes a heat map that is dynamically updated when filter parameters are changed.
- The ESPN Gamecast for soccer games uses heat maps to show where certain players have spent time on the field.
- GENE-E is a matrix visualization and analysis platform designed to support visual data exploration.
- By searching the List of bioinformatics companies more tools for heat maps can be found.
- Microsoft Excel can be used to generate heat maps using the Surface Chart. Though the default color range for Surface Charts in Excel is not conducive to heat maps, the colors can be edited to generate user-friendly and intuitive heat maps.
From the Google Index:
The Clouds are Red!
Oh No! Don't Heat Map the Kite!
Too Late, she 'heat mapped' the bird too!
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time! Please, My Photo Friends, avoid the extreme HEAT. Hot Clouds do not rain. The heat wave continues here at Kates Cabin. 110 degrees today. People, pets and plants are going to start dropping if this continues. Stay inside. Love to All-