Narrative of the annotated Space–Time Cube – revisiting a historical event

Menno-Jan Kraak, Irma Kveladze

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The Space–Time Cube (STC) is a suitable representation to display multiple characteristics of movement data and will especially reveal temporal patterns in the data. By adding annotations to the cube’s paths and stations, the narrative of the display is enhanced. To illustrate the STC’s storytelling capabilities, a historical event, Napoleon’s crossing of the Berezina River during his Russian campaign in 1812 is presented and linked to an event in 2012 when the authors made a similar trip. Also, a set of different visual queries and their results are presented, emphasizing the STC as an alternative addition to a more extended visualization environment.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Maps
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)56-61
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Space–Time Cube
  • Narrative
  • Visualization


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