Monday, February 09, 2015
The Time-Line Map Wizard
Events Visualization is an interesting demonstration of an animated time-line of events on a Google Map. The tool can help you create a mapped visualization of events across time and space with markers indicating the magnitude of events.
The tool comes with an interesting demo map visualizing Islamic terrorist attacks around the world since 1983. The map animates through each attack in chronological order, with three different speeds of playback. The red circular markers are scaled to represent the number of deaths involved in each attack.
The Events Visualization tool uses data stored in a Google Spreadsheet. To create your own animated time-line map using the tool you need to create a Google Spreadsheet from your own data and simply plug-in the spreadsheet URL. There are also a few options to adjust the look of your map.
When you have completed your map you can publish it on your own website by simply cutting & pasting the embed code for the map.