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TimeSlider Extension for ArcGIS 9.1
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Sep 7 2007
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ASAs TimeSlider is an extension for ArcGIS 9.1 that provides functionality to animate feature data that has date and time information.
One of the challenges with managing 2 and 3-dimensional geospatial data is displaying and understanding data as it evolves over time. Many geographically-based phenomena ranging from geological processes to short-term movement of vehicles or marine mammals require temporal analysis. ASAs TimeSlider extension allows ArcMap users to specify a field that contains date and time information for geographic features. The TimeSlider can manage multiple time-varying layers, including layers that have different time steps.
The TimeSlider extension has been used to manage time-varying data such as:
Time series observation data from multiple points (e.g. current meters, wind stations, water quality sensors)
Satellite derived observation data (e.g. sea surface temperature)
Moving objects (e.g. drifting buoys, vehicles, vessels)
Numerical model Results (e.g. oil spills, hydrodynamic simulations, sediment transport)
Intelligent agent models (e.g. bird movement, pandemic outbreak, fish schooling, crowd simulation)
Emergency personnel and resource deployments
The free installation includes sample time-varying feature data:
Particles (point features) that represent a simulation of avian flocking behavior over time
Concentrations (polygon features) that represent concentrations of benzene in a moving air plume
Surface water currents from a computer model represented as point features with speed and direction attributes
Oil spill concentrations
Flood inundation predictions.
For more information about ASA visit http://www.asascience.com