A Method for the Visual Representation of Historic Multivariate Point Data

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC, volume 6)

Abstract

The visual representation of multivariate spatial and temporal data is important for interpreting and analysing historical geographic patterns that change over time. The introduction of geospatial technologies in historical scholarship has challenged the suitability of current visual representations due to the need for greater temporal emphasis and the tracking of historical events over time. This research presents a holistic multivariate approach to historical visual representation for point based historical data. The method has been developed through extending the spatial presence in information graphics and through meaningful spatial classification. This paper demonstrates the benefits gained from integrating historical, geographic, temporal, and attribute data through the development of a case study on the history of Melbourne’s cinema venues between 1946 and 1986.

Keywords

Visual Representation Visual Variable Historical Scholarship Dust Bowl Line Style 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alwyn Davidson
    • 1
  • Colin Arrowsmith
    • 1
  • Deb Verhoeven
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Mathematical and Geospatial SciencesRMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.School of Applied CommunicationRMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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