Re: [OpenMap Users] About temporal aspects in GIS research

From: Don Dietrick <>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2005 13:40:57 -0400

Hi Karl,

I don't know of any specific research or website dedicated to
temporal geospatial studies, but there is a package in OpenMap that
starts to try to deal with time, called the
com.bbn.openmap.graphicLoader.scenario. It takes a location file and
an activity file, and then provides a clock control interface to see
things move over time. The package was developed rather quickly for
a demo, and is/will be evolving over the next couple of versions of
OpenMap, mainly to move all the time-related components to their own
package, but also to be able to control visualizing the snapshot of
the situation along with the entire path of the object during a
specific time span.

You might want to post this question to comp.infosys.gis if you
haven't already.


- Don

On Sep 13, 2005, at 9:33 AM, Karl Koch wrote:

> Hello list,
> I have a rather theoretical question regarding GIS research. We all
> know
> that GIS are natuarlly able to visualise almost all kinds of data
> that is
> geo-referenced. However, time or more generally temporal aspects
> are also
> possible to visualise with GIS. Now some questions:
> 1) Does somebody know books/papers that in particula emphasises
> this ability
> of GIS to integrate and visualise temporal information with maps?
> 2) Who knows projects and scientific publications that show systems
> that do
> work in this area of visualising geographcal information with time
> aspects
> with different forms of navigation, new ininovative user
> interfaces, new
> ideas and approaches? Does somebody know a good website that shows
> a good application combining of geoinformation and time information?
> Kind Regards,
> Karl
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