Convergence of space and time through GIS

Aleksandar Valjarevi?, Saša Milosavljevi?


Human's exploration of space has changed over time, depending on the expansion of the limits of his knowledge. Space is infinite, but it is limited by the possibility of human knowledge. The original man knew very little about the space in which he lived - about its shape, size, content, etc. Over time, the space began to take on the shapes that describe it. Those forms are its dimensions, which increased as knowledge about space increased. Knowledge spread more and more, from the Earth's surface to deep into the cosmos. Time is known to everyone, but it is difficult to define and understand. Science, philosophy, religion, art have different definitions of time, but it can be defined as measuring the progress of events. Space-time convergence explores the changing relationship between space and time. Today it is used to interpret the impact of technological progress on current world processes, especially globalization. The development of computer technology and virtual reality techniques has led to numerous changes in the representation of space. Since the initial development of computer technology, human has tried to create a virtual image of the world that he could experience with all his senses in the same way as the image of the "real" world. GIS displays data in a visual, simple and user-friendly form. The ability to transform spatial data into relevant information represents its basic value and advantage.

Key words: space, time, convergence, communications, GIS, cartography

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