Time Traveling: Interfaces for Geotemporal Visualization

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Saturday 12th March, 2011

12:30pm to 1:30pm (CST)

Displaying geography alone is easy: interactive maps are more and more a part of our everyday lives. Displaying time alone is easy: we are all familiar with charts and animations that show the passage of time. It is increasingly common to display time and space together in a single visual interface as well, but this combination has raised a number of new questions. There are few conventions or standards for geotemporal visualization, and we are still discovering which approaches are most effective for which datasets. Focusing particularly on historical data, this panel will explore issues in the modeling and visualization of geotemporal information, presenting existing approaches and discussing new trends.

LEVEL: Intermediate

About the speakers

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Irene Ros

Data Visualization Practice Lead at Bocoup. I work on @themisoproject and @openvisconf. I make things. iros on github.

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Ryan Shaw

Assistant professor of Information & Library Science at UNC Chapel Hill. bio from Twitter

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Ana Boa-Ventura
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Adam Rabinowitz

Grew up in Royalston MA, schooled at Swat and U of M, a dirt archaeologist who works on ancient Greek colonization with a special focus on drinking parties. bio from Twitter

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Nicholas Rabinowitz

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Time 12:30pm1:30pm CST

Date Sat 12th March 2011


Ballroom B, Austin Convention Center

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