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Any one here have any good examples of an animated map that runs through a point data-set by date, places a marker on the map as each instance occurs, then fades the mark as time passes, but not completely? Or anything similarly cool?

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Not terribly pretty, but certainly effective: http://www.youtube.c...feature=related

If you want pretty though... I would use Processing(.org).

It would not be too difficult to develop an animated map using Processing. I've done it to quickly plot a sine wave (satellite ground track) over top of a base map. The sine wave progresses around the world, oscillating as you'd expect.

To do it with processing, you'd read the data from XML or CSV.

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Here's a similar one via @flowingdata.

http://flowingdata.c...g-to-wikipedia/

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Here's a similar one via @flowingdata.

http://flowingdata.c...g-to-wikipedia/

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Ahh, I knew there was a recent example I was visualizing in my head but couldn't remember where I had seen it, this is it. I'd like to do something similar, but much less awesome, with cougar encounters for a class project. This may be out of scope though, I don't have much programming knowledge. Thanks!

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Hi David,

I don't know if you've seen this one from Stanford's Spatial History Project: The Slave Market in Rio de Janeiro: Movement, Context, and Social Experience.

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Hi David,

It seems you can make timeline maps with MAPublisher and some JavaScript -- here is an example.

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Hi David,

You might want to have a look at our examples at http://ncg.nuim.ie/i2maps. We have some maps involving point data and temporal data. There is an example with fading points, and there are also examples with timelines. Probably you could adapt one of the examples easily enough to fit your needs.

Christian




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