Title: Learn How to Use the TimeMap Java
Author: J. Seixas
Date: 2008 (Portuguese version: 2007)
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
The development project of TimeMap Java was conducted by the Archaeological Computing Laboratory of the University of Sydney and, its first version came out for the market, in 1999, and it's now a OpenSource product.
The TimeMap Java Win is a cartographic applet that has the capacity to generate interactive Cartography to be seen in a web browser with only some HTML programming lines.
Where it was only possible to offer and to distribute Cartography in a static way through a JPEG format, with this software it has became viable, to deliver the same Cartography with almost all the functionalities that a GIS software provides to the users.
The TimeMap Java has a first goal, to create Cartography embeded in HTML, and that can be published in Webpages, or in a CD or a DVD. The second goal, however the most important, in fact, that it represents the essence for what the program was created, it consists of the possibility of construction of cartographic animations.
Overture; The TimeMap community; The graphic user interface; Software goals; Tasks; Layout; Running modes; Limitation; Technical support.
2. How to install the software How to obtain the software; Installation procedures.
3. The preparation of a project
What is wanted: learning building an atlas; How to prepare the project; Organizing the materials.
4. To begin a MapSpace
The mapspace; Importing the materials: The shapefiles (SHP and MIF); The datafiles; The resident files; The images.
5. Customising layers and add renderers
Customising layers; Creating labels; Duplicating an existent layer; Adding renderers. The legends
6. Customising the MapSpace content
The startup image; Creating thematic maps; The layers control; The key map.
7. The advanced use of the layers and the data updating
SQL Filters; How to update the data.
8. Publishing the MapSpace and how to consulting it
How to publish the MapSpace; How to consult the project.
9. Customising the Java applet
Creating a HTML page to host the applet; Customising the applet (default_ layout.xml).
10. The cartographic animations: the TM Java's essence
Animating a column with temporal attributes; Animating two columns with a temporal attributes; Animating a sequence of data columns with dates reference.
The training video here available is composed of 10 lessons that approach the important subjects of the software. To access at the training video, select the file START.HTML and double click it.
You can copy/past the file START.HTML to the Working Area to have a fast access to the training video.
The training video works like an WepPage.
Dimension: 4 hours (approximately).
REQUIREMENTS FOR RUNNING THE TRAINING VIDEOS:
Computer Pentium 4 or AMD 2400XP or upper.
WebBrowser with the Adobe Flash Player installed. Note: Problems can be happen if you are using oldest versions of the Safari. If so, update your version or try other solution.
Sound card and columns.
Screen resolution: 1024x768 pixels.