The one that would get interesting would be one that looked at how far
people are from people - given that population density varies greatly. The
reason I mentioned Danny Dorling is that I remember him doing a series of
maps in which the UK was distorted with respect to areas representing things
like population, and the overlaying other factors - amount of motorway for
example. The results were very illuminating, while the north east has lots
of motorway per capita, the south east had very little. I saw these at an
Autocarto conference, but I have a feeling that he has published a book of
them more recently...
> Subject: Re: Spatio-temporal map of U.K.
> Dear Anzir,
> Do you mean an all-point to all-point travel time map? Something
> displaying the average travel time to all points? This sounds similar
> to metric integration, which would of course be focussed on the centre
> of the UK. I think you probably mean something more sophisticated
> though, reflecting the configurational conditions of the road network.
> Someone probably has done something similar but I haven't come across it
> myself. Good luck!
> Kind Regards,
Subject: Re: Spatio-temporal map of U.K.
> > I'd be v. appreciative if someone could direct me to where i might
> > find a spatio-temporal map of the U.K. - ie. one showing the relative
> > distorted positions of places according to (road or preferrably rail)
> > travel time.
> I think the term "spatio-temporal map" is not relevant for what you
> seek. In geovisualisation this term is generally used to show phenomenon
> that vary over space and time. A typical example is an animation (of a
> map) that shows the change of census boundaries over time.
> Typically, the travel-time separations between places is shown as an
> overlay over an ordinary map. For example, you can draw concentric
> circles/irregular shapes outward from a point of origin, whereby the
> radius of the shapes is an indication of time/distance from the origin.
> You could also use some type of continuous shading instead of shapes to
> show the variations.