Timeline - Types of Timelines

Types of Timelines

  • Text timelines are timelines that which are labeled as text
  • Number timelines are timelines where the labels are numbers, commonly are line graphs

There are many methods of visualizations for timelines. Historically, timelines were static images, and generally drawn or printed on paper. Timelines relied heavily on graphic design, and the ability of the artist to visualize the data. Minard's map (1861) of Napoleon's invasion of Russia is an example of a non-standard timeline that also uses geography as part of the visualization.

Timelines, no longer constrained by previous space and functional limitations, are now digital and interactive, generally created with computer software.

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