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Spatial Development and Transport

Time-Space Maps (1992- 1994)

Modern transport technologies reduce the time to overcome space; measured in units of time, space is 'shrinking'. Time-space maps represent this interaction between space and time cartographically. In time-space maps the distance between two points is not proportional to their physical distance (as in physical maps) but proportional to the travel time between them. This change of map scale leads to distortions of the map compared with 'familiar' physical maps. In an in-house research project a method for generating time-space maps that avoids the disadvantages of previous methods was developed.

Examples of time-space maps can be found here.

Contact: Dipl.-Ing. Klaus Spiekermann, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Wegener

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