A nonspatial continuum in which events occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future

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Visualisation of spatio-temporal data set?

I'm investigating visualisation of a spatio-temporal data-set. What examples are available, online or offline, of high-quality spatio-temporal data visualisation?
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How to represent trend over time?

I have a time series of rasters where the cells of each raster represents some value at a certain time. I'd like to generate a map that highlights the magnitude of positive or negative trends in this ...
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How to handle TIME in GIS?

Is there any way or any idea on how to handle Time attribute in GIS? For example, which are the ways to specify that an object is at a place at a given time interval and them it is in another place ...
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Which tools and methods can be used to create isochrones?

I'd like to get an idea for what's involved in creating isochrones for a series of sites, with a reasonable degree of accuracy to the estimates. A general outline would be great, though my scenario ...
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How to identify and simplify point clusters with regard to time in PostGIS?

I just started to work with spatial databases and I want to write a SQL(PostGIS) query for automatic generalizing of raw GPS-tracks (with fixed tracking frequency). The first thing I am wokring on is ...
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Interpolation for timeseries in ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm trying to calculate average rainfall value from a number of points using Inverse Weighted Distance tool in ArcGIS 9.3. My problem is that: each point has it own time series, therefore the ...
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Speeding up Python calculated timestamp field in ArcGIS Desktop?

I am new to Python and have started to create scripts for ArcGIS workflows. I am wondering how I can speed up my code to generate an "Hours" double numeric field from a timestamp field. I start with ...
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Measuring distances between simultaneous points

I am working with GPS data and so I have UTM's with DATE/Time information. I have 2 groups of species (moose and wolves). I want to join the information from moose to wolves that match in time. So, ...
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Identifying overlapping time intervals with two more criteria in R?

I have to check birds observations made over a longer period for duplicate/overlapping entries. Observers from different points (A,B,C) made observations and marked them on paper maps. Those lines ...
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Incorrect date displayed with Esri JavaScript API v.2.6

I am working on a site that is using version 2.6 of the Esri Javascript API. I have an info window that displays some date information, and the date is one day behind the date in the database. For ...
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Importing data from excel and maintaining the time format

I am trying to import a file from Excel which is a GPS data set of consecutive points at 15minute intervals. When I import the file and save it as a shape file the time column is not read properly and ...
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Open source web map client with time sliders using WMS source

I have a web map service (WMS on geoserver). It has a current visualization which is decent. The data is divided into months currently using tabs. I would like to visualize the data using an open ...
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Show change in size over time

I'm a linguist, not a geographer, and a first-time poster here. I have some data about the use of a particular phrase in England between the years of 1225 and 1500. I have geolocations for the places ...
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Geoserver WMS-T backend problems [closed]

I've been trying to set up a few timed WMS layers in GeoServer. They're simple enough, of the form ID(PRIMARY KEY) REGION DATE VALUE so for every region and date you have some value, e.g. the ...
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Can ArcGIS for Desktop auto populate Date Field with current date/time when feature is created?

I am using Arc Desktop 10.3.1 in a versioned environment. In the geodatabase for the service requests there is a field called Date Notified. I would like this field to be auto-populated with the ...
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How to speed up this script in QGIS?

I am a new in PyQGIS, I want to create a Point layer from a raster layer. In table of point layer created, there is 3 fields by name of "X_coord", "Y_coord" and "Azimuth", each point in Point layer ...
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How to store and serve data and its progress over time in GeoServer?

I recently started working with GeoServer and stored some shape files. I successfully can retrieve the data as JSON. The data I want to maintain in the database changes over time. I do not want to ...
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GIS file format for space and time data?

I need some advice with GIS file format choice. Here is my problem: I have about 100 stations. At each station water temperature is measured daily for 1 year I want to load this data to QGIS and be ...
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How to calculate with time values in QGIS?

I have two string fields in a vector layer, "From" and "To", with values in the format of 10:16:30 and 10:18:00 e.g. I would like to calculate the difference in minutes as a decimal value, in this ...
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Is there a free source of U.S. time zone borders?

I have a mapping app in which I need to display the borders between U.S. time zones. The easiest and most accurate way would be to feed in a list of lat/long coordinates representing the vertices of ...
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Visualizing and organizing traffic flow data for an intersection

I'm looking for advice on how to organize data that describes traffic flows through several unconnected intersections over several years. I'd like to learn about the most basic representation of this ...
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Enabling time aware layers using ArcPy?

Is it possible to enable time aware on a layer programmatically? I can add a time-enabled layer to a non-time aware data frame as shown here: ...
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Binding between QGIS custom form (Qt Designer) and date/time field in a SpatiaLite database table

For my attribute table I created a custom form in Qt Designer. The table has a date field and a time field. In Qt Designer there are widgets for entering date and time. But what data type is expected ...
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How to use QGIS Time Manager sample data?

I've downloaded the Time Manager plugin for QGIS for Windows, version 1.7.1. I'm not sure whether I should really be asking a question on here, but since there doesn't seem to be an issue tracker on ...
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How to create Sequential Animation of Polylines in ArcGIS10?

I have a data set consisting of sets of polylines which reflect movement of individual organisms in my sample within their habitat each day. I am trying to create an animation which cycles through the ...
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How to apply ArcGIS time slider on Multiple Data Frames at once?

Is there a way to use the Time Slider on multiple data frames simultaneously? Example: My Dataframe 1 shows precipitation values over an area and DataFrame 2 shows corresponding temperature.. I want ...
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How to Query Layer using ArcGIS REST Services for Records with Date Closed Field less than 24 hours ago?

I am current trying to do layer definitions on a map and so I am trying to filter some records via a time factor so i was writing in the Where field DATE_CLOSED_ON > (CURRENT_TIME - 24) and ...
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How to run a temporal query on a CSW using GeoNetwork?

On my GeoNetwork 2.10.3 a CSW GetRecords request (CQL) for TempExtent_begin after a certain date returns all of my metadata records. It seems like the filter expression is simply ignored. ...
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Is there a way to store time-bounded geometries in PostGIS?

I work with American Community Survey data. ACS is now releasing new demographic data annually, and a new set of TIGER/Line files to go with it. But the vast majority of the geographies (states, ...
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Time-aware layers WCS Service?

I am currently developing an application that requires to display raster images over a period of time (I'm looking how Hurrican Sandy progressed). While investigating, people have suggested that I ...
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How to compare 2000 Census block group data with 2010 block group data?

I want to calculate the percent change for median household income in Los Angeles at the block group level from 2000 to 2010. Someone told me I have to reaggregate 2000 block data to 2010 block group ...
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What are alternatives to ArcGIS for Desktop and Google Earth for these requirements?

I currently have a python script that will take in data and output it as a KMZ file, which I then open in Google Earth on my desktop. The data has two views; a 3D polygon tower (clustered data) and ...
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How to reduce time for 'Export to PDF' (or any other alternative to print maps) in Python?

For my work, I designed a tool to create PDF maps with large amount of data, intersected with 5 buffer rings using ArcPy. The job involves intersecting points, selecting points, generating Elevation ...
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How can I find the difference between two times (hh:mm) in QGIS?

I have a shapefile of crime reports that includes the time a call was received and the time officers arrived on scene. I want to create response times from the difference in these two values. I know ...
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Tile server for temporal data

Is there any tile server that is able to render tiles for temporal data? I need to serve tiles for rain radar data and serve them in tilserverurl/{x}/{y}/{z}/{time} or similar way I've done a ...
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How to store the CHANGES to a map database

I'm looking into providing a map amendment service for a particular map series. The service will help map owners look into the changes made to the operational features of the map, after the map was ...
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Controlling time slider using arcpy

I am trying to control the time slider object through my code in the python console. As given in couple of examples, the time property of a data frame could be controlled by Data frame time property. ...
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Is it possible to change the year range of time manager in QGIS?

I have a shapefile with a start and end time field, properly formatted. However my dates range from 1864-1995. When I try to use the shape file with the QGIS time manager plugin I keep getting this ...
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Time series export from ArcGIS Desktop to KML not working in Google Earth?

I am having trouble with the KML export. My time series will not work properly in google earth, it has time start in 0001 when it should start in the year 2001. My incidents time is coded ...
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API for time and distance between two addresses?

The Google TOS appears to limit the use of API for time and distance between two addresses to use in conjunction with a displayed map. Does anyone know of any other mapping data source that offers a ...
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Download historical OpenStreetMap data

Where can I download historical data from OpenStreetMap? I am interested in downloading an OSM .pbf file of a particular city in previous years (say, from 2008 and 2010).
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Obtaining OS MasterMap time series data

I am trying to do a research project on changes in Land Cover in a London borough over time. I have access to OS MasterMap data through Digimap (the service that provides this data to universities in ...
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How do I visualize a time and space sequence of events in ArcGIS?

I would like to visualize this scenario: I have 5 weather stations. I would like to present a sequence of rainfall events for them. For example, rain was starts at station 2 at 6:09 and then went to ...
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How to handle time-based raster data in the ArcGIS Server JS API

The TimeSlider functionality in the ArcGIS Server JS API is great for working with time-based vector features - you can scroll forwards and backwards through time to see the vector features which ...
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Temporal GRASS GIS framework

I am trying to follow the tutorial posted here. When I get to this part "Extraction of seasonal mean temperature" and run this code: t.rast.extract \ input=temperature_mean_1950_2011_seasonal \ ...
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How to query against time using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a date-time field in a feature class which I want to query. The field has values like "2011-01-01 00:00:29". I want to query the data between the time 00:06:00 and 00:12:00. The date does not ...
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Help with joining a large dbf file to shape file

My overall objective is to create a timeline animation depicting when a person is working in a particular region. The .dbf table consists of over 6000 record entries of shift data, including date ...
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How can I work with time in QGIS

I would like to make a map displaying how several building uses have changed during the last decades. For example, this building was built in the year 1483 as a monastery, in 1880 it turned into a ...
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Comparing data from two different time periods

I am trying to compare DWI frequency over the period of 3 years. I want to create 3 maps, with each one showing where DWI's occurred during 2011, 2012, and 2013. I have the point data for this, but I ...
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Animate Data By Year Only

I'm trying to animate the opening and closing of particular businesses using yearly travel guides. I've created a data base that contains all the addresses and all of the years they appear so for ...