How to use Location (Latitude & Longitude) for reporting in Amplitude ?



We have the Android SDK in a App, where we ask for Exact permission for tracking.
We set locationListening = true
So now we have the Latitude & Longitude, for every single event down to meters. 
But what then ? How can we best use this inside the Ampltude platform ?

I can’t find a single Analytics report prebuild to use this input. I would expect a simple map, or heatmap.
The intended case was to see where in our Country the main App users are located.
Any ideas, ore are intended to forward/export the data to use it ? 

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Hey @Rune Andersen 

IMO, the lat long values are practically useless for charting purposes. In few cases, they can be used for geo identification in absence of IP address, but nothing more than that.
I had submitted a feature request quite a few years ago for a map visualization which uses geo location properties for the exact same use case as you mentioned. But never heard back on that.

Maybe we can get some traction by submitting this in the Ideas section -


Thanks @Saish Redkar 

Then it not just me that can’t find a hidden “Map report”.

I would still like to hear Amplitudes take on this. Seems strange to have a feature in a SDK, and predefined properties in the UI, but no way to use the data. (in Ampltitude)