The project Urban Change in Time (UCIT) is a part of my doctoral thesis “The Role of Visual Representations in Urban Planning” and it will be available as Open Source under the GNU GPLv3 license model.

The project aims to create a web browser application which allows one to undertake a journey through time in Vienna. The application allows the integration of geo-spatial information (maps) from past years till today into a web page where you can follow the transformation of the city with a simple time slider.

The general aim of this project is to make the geo-spatial information available for general use. For an effective “information culture” the approach to make information open, transparent in a rapid and easy manner is vital to the success of any academic and scientific institutions, students, public and private sector and for common people.

UCIT is now funded by the Internet Foundation Austria under the Netidee 2013 Funding Program and this blog is created in order to document the process and to disseminate the project.