Visualization of Dynamic Spatial Data and Query Results Over Time in a GIS Using Animation

  • Glenn S. Iwerks
  • Hanan Samet
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1929)


Changes in spatial query results over time can be visualized using animation to rapidly step through past events and present them graphically to the user. This enables the user to visually detect patterns or trends over time. This paper presents several methods to build animations of query results to visualize changes in a dynamic spatial database over time.


dynamic spatio-temporal data visualization animated cartography 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Glenn S. Iwerks
    • 1
  • Hanan Samet
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentCenter for Automation Research, Institute for Advanced Computer Studies University of MarylandMaryland

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