Graphic scripts for the sequenced visualization of geographic data

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A graphic script is a temporally sequenced multi-window graphic presentation. An individual window might contain a map, text with a definition or numerical statement, or an aspatial statistical graphic such as a histogram or scatterplot. The script controls the information content and symbolization of the display. This paper describes the concept of the graphic script and examines the role of graphic scripts in both cartographic animation and the interactive exploratory analysis of geographic data. It also suggests strategies for the automated generation of graphic scripts. As a coding strategy, the graphic script is a starting point for the development of an automated method for selecting a meaningful sequence of views of a multivariate spatial-temporal dataset. -Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)381-389
Number of pages9
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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