Conceptual framework for geographical time-space representation

Extending the terminological orientation we expose here the conceptual framework for the representation of geographical time-space.

Geography Mathematics Graphic representation
Cities Graph (nodes and edges) Cones
Transport networks Curves
Geographical distance Minimum path distance

Visual length

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Time-scale

In the graphic representation of geographical time-space we generate cones and edges. The length of these graphical elements can be converted into travel time by means of a “time scale” similarly to the the way the reader will measure kilometer distances using the kilometer scale found in classical cartography.

The graphic representation is designed to produce geographical distance measurements that will be consistent with observed measurement over transport networks between cities.