Animation and the role of map design in scientific visualization

D. Dibiase, A. M. Maceachren, J. B. Krygier, C. Reeves

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Map animation is particularly attractive to earth system scientists who study large spatio-temporal data sets. In addition to the "visual variables' of static maps, animated maps are composed of three basic design elements - scene duration, rate of change between scenes, and scene order. The dynamic variables can be used to emphasize the location of a phenomenon, emphasize its attributes, or visualize change in its spatial, temporal, and attribute dimensions. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-214
Number of pages14
JournalCartography & Geographic Information Systems
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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