A Visualization Environment for the Space-Time-Cube

  • Menno-Jan Kraak
  • Alexandra Koussoulakou


At the end of the sixties Hägerstrand introduced a space-time model which included features such as a Space-Time-Path, and a Space-Time-Prism. From a visualization perspective the Space-Time-Cube was the most prominent element in Hagerstrand’s a pproach. However, when the concept was introduced the options to create the graphics were limited to manual methods and the user could only experience the single view created by the draftsperson. Today’s software has options to automatically create the cube and its contents from database. Data acquisition of space-time paths for both individuals and groups is also made easier using GPS. The user’s viewing environment is, by default, interactive and allows one to view the cube from any direction. In this paper the visualization environment is proposed in a geovisualization cont


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Menno-Jan Kraak
    • 1
  • Alexandra Koussoulakou
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Geo-Information ProcessingITCEnschedeThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Cadastre, Photogrammetry and CartographyAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece

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