What is Spatial Temporal?

The term “spatial” refers to empty space. The word “temporal” is short for “time.” Spatiotemporal analysis, also known as spatial temporal analysis, is a type of data analysis that is used when the data being analyzed spans both space and time. It provides a description of a phenomenon that takes place at a particular time and location, such as the movement of shipping across a geographic area over the course of time (see above example image). By visualizing how things move through space and time, a person can solve multi-step problems using a form of reasoning known as spatial-temporal reasoning.

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