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Map animation of shipping traffic in Adobe After Effects from GIS data
Schäfer, N.O. (2021). Map animation of shipping traffic in Adobe After Effects from GIS data. MA Thesis. Palacký University Olomouc, Faculty of Science, Department of Geoinformatics: Olomouc. 61 + appendixes pp.

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Document type: Dissertation

Author keywords
    map animation, AIS data, Adobe After Effects, GIS data

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  • Schäfer, N.O.

Abstract
    The aim of this thesis is to present the motion graphics software Adobe After Effects as a tool for creating animated visualizations of GIS data. The main part of the content deals with the practical creation of map animations based on spatial datasets from the topic of shipping traffic. A set of five created map animations is briefly introduced, and then the workflow that was followed to create these animations is explained in detail. The essential steps of the transfer of geodata from ArcGIS Pro to Adobe After Effects are described and important findings are shared. Then, in the theoretical part of the work, the quality and informative value of the created animations are assessed on the basis of a survey and personal findings. Finally, an evaluation is given, which assesses Adobe After Effects as a tool to visualize spatial data and shows strengths and limitations based on the gained experiences.

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