The integration of time has been a neglected topic in Western cartography
since geography’s main concern has been to codify spatial knowledge and
bring it in a stable form. This has clearly changed with the contemporary
hybrid media forms of the digital age, which offer new and multiple ways of
integrating time with mapping. The chapter suggests that the main
distinction between analogue maps and digital geomedia can be found in the
way time is mediated. Using the example of geomedia, like the Aspen Movie
Map and Google Earth, the chapter highlights three modes of temporal
integration: (1) temporality by animation, (2) temporality by navigation,
and (3) algorithmically shaped temporal frames. These already heterogeneous
temporalities of geomedia are juxtaposed to subjective perceptions of time,
embedded in the real‐time usage of geomedia, augmented with individual
memory, and mingled with a longing for the past.
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