The aim of Time Manager plugin for QGIS is to provide comfortable browsing through temporal geodata. A dock widget provides a time slider and a configuration dialog for your layers to manage.
Add this QGIS Plugin Repositry to your repository list and allow “experimental” plugins to download Time Manager.
Time Manager can keep multiple spatio-temporal layers synchronized. You have full control over animation speed and step size. Additionally, Time Manager enables you to generate image series based on your settings with just a few clicks.
I’ve been using Time Manager to visualize Tweets in Europe for example:
Time Manager is now available on Github!
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More examples of how Time Manager has been used: