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Proste animacje 4D w GIS
Simple 4D animations in GIS

Author(s): Jakub Kuna
Contributor(s): Iwona Jażdżewska (Editor), Łukasz Musiaka (Editor)
Subject(s): Geography, Regional studies, Geomatics
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: 4D animations; archival maps; historical GIS; Bychawa

Summary/Abstract: The article describes the possibility of presenting the phenomenon of 19th and 20th century urban sprawl by using one method of computer cartography – a four- -dimensional space-time animation. “Wirtualny spacer po Bychawie 1804–2009” (Bychawa virtual tour 1804–2009) is shown as an example of simple 4D animation developed with GIS tools. Animation created on the basis of archival photographs, maps and cityplans, shows the most important historical events of a small town in south-east Poland during the last two hundred years. The most important issues of gathering and unifying historic cartographic data, creating bird-eye visualizations of bygone landscapes and film editing (camera tracks, transitions, sound effects) were considered. The animation was developed with ESRI ArcGIS, Google SketchUp and Corel Ulead VideoStudio at the Department of Cartography and Geomatics Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin.

  • Issue Year: 22/2015
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 161-169
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Polish