I am working on identification and monitoring of pipeline oil spill using remote sensing and QGIS. (I am a new user.) I wish to know how to use the time manager in QGIS to monitor the incident events.
The objectives of my project are application of geo-informatics and remote sensing capabilities to identify incident cases in the hotspots where oil spillage is prevalent to perform spatiotemporal analysis in monitoring events.
My data was imported from excel sheet (raw data) and saved as CSV. Essentially the attributes of my data reflect the following features oil spill ID, Incident date, report date, estimated quantity, causes of spill and site location. I also have the coordinates of all the events. However, there is no information about the time. Is this not a limitation to time manager plugin?
The layers of the spill events with potential IDs, dates and different quantities can be critically examined by zooming in to see the damage done by the oil spills to vegetation, water bodies and lands. This gives opportunity to look at the antecedents how the affected areas have been in the past years. It is like using the time slider on Google earth which give insight into the areas affected in the preceding years. This is what I think I may use time manager to perform on QGIS. But the time of events were not recorded in the data which may be difficult to perform using time manager. But as you mentioned that Crayfish focuses on visualizing which may explain my monitoring strategy, perhaps I can watch the video and see how it works. So essentially, it is to monitor the spill events from the perspective of looking at the same spot/affected area over a given period of time/year. Maybe I succeed in making my question clearer.