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Why Do We Keep Turning Time into Space?

ByColin Ware

Most visualization of geospatial data is done via the production of static images, although occasionally animations are produced to illustrate a temporal sequence, such as the growth in population, or some change in vegetation over time. The advent of commodity high-performance computer graphics makes it possible to produce animations at a low cost and high quality for almost any time-varying data set. But should we do it?