Chapter 11

Displaying Spatiotemporal Data: Introduction

Space-time datasets are indexed both in space and in time. The data may consist of a spatial vector object (for example, points or polygons) or raster data at different times. The first case is representative of data from fixed sensors providing measurements abundant in time but sparse in space. The second case is the typical format of satellite imagery, which produces high spatial resolution data sparse in time (E. Pebesma 2012).

There are several visualization approaches of space-time data trying to cope with the four dimensions of the data (Cressie and Wikle 2011).

On the one hand, the data can be conceived as a collection of snapshots at different times. These snapshots can be displayed ...

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