List of Physical Visualizations
and Related Artifacts

1965 – Stop Motion Animation of Physical 3D Map

This educational movie from the 1960s uses physical bars and stop motion animation to show the evolution of population in the Paris area between 1801 and 1961. It was made between 1962 and 1967 by the Institut des Sciences Humaines Appliquées (ISHA) and the Centre de Mathématique Sociale et de Statistique (CMSS), in collaboration with the Laboratoire de Cartographie directed by Jacques Bertin.

You can see the physical visualization from all sides by jumping at 18:40 in the video.


  1. Film provided by the Archives Nationales and digitized by us.
  2. CAMS (2015) Histoire du CAMS.

Added by: Pierre Dragicevic. Category: Passive physical visualization  Tags: bar chart, cartographic, stop motion animation, storytelling