I am currently looking examples of animated maps. Creating animated maps with the help of this post and similar post checking Animaps site also

I am presenting this map in local school so those students should take interest to learn and create various simple interactive maps.

I am in process to create animated map contains Gardens and amusement parks across the city.

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One of the most spectacular animated maps I've seen is Google's Wind Map.

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Some great examples in the links there! One thing not mentioned in your links, which should be useful, is OpenLayers' Strategy.Refresh call. In this you can set a time interval for refreshing a vector layer automatically.

Also, I create 3D animated landscape visualizations for public participation in planning and they are stand-alone (not web-based), so I don't know if you'd call that a 'map' as such. However, you may also get some inspiration from 3D mapping and tech in this thread.

  • thanks for the answer : ) I am looking for more examples so I will keep open this question for one or two days.
    – Sunil
    Commented May 13, 2013 at 12:14

Based in QGIS

Underdarks's Tutorial

Layer “start_flash” is a medium sized dot that marks the appearance of a new tweet.
Layer “big_flash” is a bigger dot of the same color which will appear after “start_flash”.
Layer “permanent” is a small dot that will be visible even after the flash vanishes.


  • ♦ thanks for the ans : ) In my city (Pune,India) QGIS is using in schools to create very simple maps : )
    – Sunil
    Commented May 13, 2013 at 15:20

See these examples mainly related to transportation

PS: Not Qgis related but can answer to the need


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