ASA's newly developed and released freeware killer app TimeSlider Extension for ArcGIS® 9.1 & 9.2 has gotten off to a very interesting start. We are getting feedback that it is being used by a wide spectrum of professionals applying the tool to an even wider spectrum of problems.
We are learning that the Long Beach Police Department, health care policy researchers, and wildlife tracking experts have something in common. They are all using ASA’s TimeSlider Extension tool for ArcGIS®.
Each of these organizations faces unique challenges, yet these investigative professionals are commonly faced with a problem based on analysis of spatial related time-varying data. With new ease and efficiency, they all employ a breakthrough tool that we initially released in fall of '07 for ArcGIS 9.1, but quickly made it available for 9.2 as it was very enthusiastically received. Enabling visualization and animation to data in Geographic Information Systems, the new TimeSlider seamlessly adds unprecedented animation controls applicable to any data set. GIS professionals are finding it key to visualize and plot their time-varying data to find new answers to various challenges.
Examples of just a few that we are learning about include:
- Long Beach Police Department (CA) tracking crime patterns
- Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team, Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center (Bozeman, MT) scientists tracking wild grizzly bear migration patterns
- Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School looking at health effects of people who live near each other over a 30 year period
We've been thrilled to see such interesting applications of our tool. We will be sharing more of these case studies and in further detail, so have open eyes and ears on the ASA TimeSlider. For more information about the TimeSlider Extension or for free download visit www.asascience.com/timeslider.