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Using Folium in Deepnote: A guide to displaying maps

By Filip Žitný

Updated on March 6, 2024

Folium is a powerful Python library that enables the creation of interactive maps. Many data scientists and analysts prefer using Folium for its ease of use and rich functionality. However, when working in Deepnote, you might encounter issues displaying Folium maps due to security restrictions and the unique architecture of the Deepnote platform. We will provide you solution to common problem of rendering Folium maps in Deepnote.

The problem: Trusted notebooks in Deepnote

When attempting to use Folium in Deepnote, users often encounter the following message:

Make this Notebook Trusted to load map: File -> Trust Notebook

In Jupyter notebooks, this issue can be resolved by trusting the notebook. However, Deepnote operates differently and does not utilize the same “trusted notebook” concept as Jupyter. Due to security constraints, Deepnote does not support Folium out of the box. Here is a workaround that you can use to bypass this.

The solution: A custom function to display Folium maps

Fortunately, there is a workaround to display Folium maps. This involves defining a custom function at the beginning of your notebook. The function adjusts the rendered HTML from Folium to be compatible with Deepnote.

Define the custom function

from IPython.display import display, HTML

def folium_deepnote_show(m):
    data = m.get_root().render()
    data_fixed_height = data.replace('width: 100%;height: 100%', 'width: 100%').replace('height: 100.0%;', 'height: 609px;', 1)

Create and display a Folium map

import folium

# Create a Folium map
m = folium.Map(location=[45.5236, -122.6750], zoom_start=13)

# Display the map using the custom function

Example notebook

For a more comprehensive example, you can check example notebook, which demonstrates how to use this custom function with various Folium features.


While Deepnote does not support the “trusted notebook” functionality like Jupyter, you can still use Folium to create and display interactive maps by leveraging a custom display function. This workaround ensures that your Folium maps render correctly in Deepnote, allowing you to continue visualizing your spatial data effectively.

If you encounter further issues, don't hesitate to get in touch with our support. Happy mapping in Deepnote!

Filip Žitný

Data Scientist

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