Chapter 7

Time and Dynamics

If space and place are geography’s in-house terrible twins then time is its estranged first cousin. The notion of a space-time-attribute hyperspace wherein geography examines fixed time slices, while history focuses on fixed localities over time is firmly embedded in giscience given its origins in automated cartography and the snapshot view of the world implicit in maps. Time geography offers a possible escape from this impasse, and is central to both human dynamics and mobilities perspectives, although those two subfields of contemporary geography remain frustratingly distant from one another.

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