pydeck Documentation


Configure one of the many layers for rendering in pydeck


Used to write data out to a widget in Jupyter, save it out to HTML, and configure some global parameters of a visualization, like its size or tooltip.

Data utilities

A handful of functions to make certain common data exercises easier, like automatically fitting to data on a map or coloring categorical data.


Used to set the precise location of a user’s vantage point on the data, like a user’s zoom level.


Used to enable/disable map controls and also modify the kind of map projection, like plotting in flat plane instead of plotting on a mercator projection.

LightSettings (Experimental)

Configure the lighting within a visualization.

Binary transfer

Optimizations for visualizations millions of points within pydeck.


The pydeck library assumes Internet access. You will need an Internet connection or the visualization will not render.

Currently, pydeck will not raise an error on incorrect or omitted Layer arguments. If nothing renders in your viewport, check your browser’s developer console or review the layer catalog. You are encouraged to file an issue by clicking here and mention pydeck in the title.

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