TimeMap is a novel mapping applet which generates complete interactive maps with a few simple lines of html. It provides a way of easily enriching web pages with historical or contemporary information that goes far beyond static jpg map images. It's easy for beginners, yet provides completely customizable power and distributed back end database connectivity for the expert. It's free for personal use.|
TimeMap's unique time-handling provides an engaging and intuitive method of delivering historical, community, government, research and business information. Combining mapping and the time dimension gives new ways of visualising urban growth, the spread of empires, heritage sites, environmental change, weather patterns, traffic flow, earthquakes, mobile network faults, and much more ranging in time scale from millions of years to seconds.
TimeMap time-filters and animates maps on the fly, connects to datasets anywhere on the web and can search for and load thousands of local maps dynamically as you zoom and pan. TimeMap can filter huge datasets server-side and download only the data needed, or work standalone off a CD. It adapts legends dynamically as scale changes and generates hyperlinks on-the-fly between objects on the map and web pages, and is completely customisable with XML.
The TimeMap project team provides rapid response support to all levels of user, from neophyte to IT professional, as well as a full range of custom database and TimeMap programming services.
[Summary provided by the Spatial Science Innovation Unit.]