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

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What is the best practice for visualisation of a 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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Interpolation for timeseries in ArcGIS

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 my Python calculated field

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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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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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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Drive time analysis using Network Analyst with ArcInfo 9.1

What is the most common SETTING for the Layer Properties when creating time-travel polygons? I am in the process of creating 4, 5, 6 minute polygons using Network Analyst. Every time I generate ...
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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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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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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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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 create network simulation / temporal models for videos?

I know of ArcGIS Tracking analyst and QGIS Time Manager. I have a transportation network with time based schedule for buses. I will create time aware shapefiles from this data. Is it possible to ...
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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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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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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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ArcGIS 10 Time series to kml

Hey all 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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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 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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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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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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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 to query against time

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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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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Determine 3 and 6 minute fire response times

I'm expecting to get an Excel file with data on previous fire and emergency response times. I was told it will have incident addresses and the response time for each incident (~ 12K incidents). I also ...
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Geoserver WMST Date Format

There is table in SLQ-Server 2008 R2. In this table i have date column with date format like this 2006-09-08 14:39:41.000. Now i make View from this table on Geoserver side but do nothing wiht date ...
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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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Geoserver WMS-T backend problems

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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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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Geoprocessing Service to return Multidimensional Raster from a NetCDF file

I have tried to make this work for weeks with no results. I am trying to create a model in ArcMap that uses the Multidimension Tool "Make NetCDF Raster Layer" and return a raster to which I can apply ...
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Calculate Slope Between Pixels Through Time: A Time Series Trend Analysis

I have a 9 year weekly time series (~500 raster grids of equal cell size and extent). I'm interested in obtaining the regression line slope between pixels (Imagine stacking all 500 grids on top of ...
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How to use DateDiff() Function across day transition in ArcGIS Field Calculator?

I am trying to calculate the time difference between two fields using the DateDiff() function in minutes. I have successfully calculated the times that fall within the same day but I am having trouble ...
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Relevant data for cost attribute to calculate route time

I have imported OSM data into PgRouting database. I would like to use driving_distance() function to calculate route time. How to add relevant time cost into database ? Thanks
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Adding time dimension to layer in GeoServer

I have a GeoServer installation that is used as a proxy in front of a THREDDS Data Server to be able to add additional metadata to WMS layers (which I haven't found any support for in THREDDS). I ...
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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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Is there a way to link eVis with time manager in QGIS

I have a point vector layer created from way points of a GPS. I then used the eVis plugin to view geotagged photos for each of these point. I also used the time manager plugin to play through the ...
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Creating a Time series NDVI map

I would like to create a NDVI Time Series map? How do I do that? The one I probably would like to have similar like this http://proceedings.esri.com/library/userconf/proc02/pap0593/p05931.jpg I ...
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Why does ArcGIS 10 Convert Time Field geoprocessing tool return <null> when using custom format?

I have dates in my attribute table that are stored as strings - they look like 02/22/2012 (mm/dd/yyyy) - and I would like to convert them to Date type. When I try to input a custom date format in the ...
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storing date range in PostgreSQL/PostGIS for time parameter in WMS/WFS

Using GeoServer I want to deliver some objects/features with WFS and WMS. The objects and their attributes have a date range during which they are valid. Say, we have street lamps and each street lamp ...
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NetCDF file size calculation

I'm planning to use the NetCDF file format for storing my time-series observation data on a server. I would like to use the "NetCDF-CF" conventions. Before I start writing any scripts for importing ...
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Does a graphic or graphicsLayer support time-awareness?

In the ArcGIS Server JavaScript API 2.6 I'm looking to implement map graphics. I can't see whether they support time-awareness. The help entry for graphicsLayer doesn't mention timeInfo, which is ...
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Start and End Dates for CartoDB Torque

I was wondering if there is a way to have CartoDB's torque read end dates for point files, the same way that ArcGIS desktop can. I am trying to plot the foundation of certain cities, and then remove ...
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Creating Time-series (Temporal) Map of NDVI?

Is there a best practice for a cartographer to create a Time-series or Temporal Map ? I have 83 of the NDVI in an imagine format and should I converted them to polygons and populated them and display ...