GIS/WWW Animation GalleryThere are a wide variety of applications that that have been addressed via the animation of GIS data. Largely they can fall into two main groups:
Some examples that have been produced at the Illinois State Museum
- Temporal animations in which the animation technique is used to display changes in spatial extent through time.
- Fly-throughs or rotations of surface models.
- The Retreat of Glaciers in the Midwestern US, 18,000 to 6,000 Years Ago.
- Model of the Overkill Hypothesis explaining the extinction of large mammals in North America at the end of the Pleistocene. (Just a model, not a fact!)
- Monks Mound
- How-To for moving Arc/Info images into Mpeg. Now I would use WhirlGIF to produce an GIF animation.
- Virtual Cahokia produced from a series of screen grabs on my VRML browser.
- Illinois Land Records (1813-1861).
And some Examples that I've found out on the 'net:
- http://www.nofc.forestry.ca/fire/cgi/knp/assiniboine.html-(now defunct) Assiniboine Slide Fire Animation, Kootenay National Park, Canadian Forest Service, Northwest Region.
- GEO/Graphics's GIS Animation Page.
- http://www.cecer.army.mil/grass/viz/VIZ.html-(now defunct) Environmental Modeling and Visualization With GRASS GIS, including http://www.cecer.army.mil/grass/viz/flyby.html-(now defunct) Keyframe Animation using GRASS. CERL
- Spatial visualization through cartographic animation: theory and practice. by Michael P. Peterson, University of Nebraska at Omaha, GIS/LIS (1994), p619-628
- http://www.geokronos.com/ has a number of animations in the "gallery".
The rotating earth was produced by Kevin Kadow ( firstname.lastname@example.org), the author of WhirGif, and is used by his kind permission.
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