Although, most of phenomena change over time, there has been an attempt to model the phenomena of real world assuming a static nature for them. Even when changes occurred in the phenomena, it is restricted to identify and assess the changes over a period of time. These static modeling can be applied when phenomena with a long change period are considered. Since late 1980s, and by increasing geospatial information systems (GISs) applications, dynamic modeling has been highlighted. It is therefore led to the development of a GIS branch called spatio-temporal GIS parallel to temporal database management systems in computer sciences. Despite, most of current GIS analyses, which are based on static modeling, a growing number of researches in temporal GIS, are being performed, which may dominate GIS market in the near future. This paper investigates the principal concepts of space-time and other relevant parameters in a temporal GIS. Focusing on different temporal GIS modeling approaches, development of a prototype temporal GIS to simulate traffic information using a cadastral map at a scale of 1:500 are discussed
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