Shriveling world

The shriveling world project aims at producing images of geographical time-space, using the third dimension. The word shriveling was introduced by Waldo Tobler in his analysis of Mathis-L'Hostis time-space relief images, to describe the complex contraction process suggested by the model. The project consists in:

For citation please refer to L’Hostis, A.; Abdou, F. What is the Shape of Geographical Time-Space? A Three Dimensional Model made of Curves and Cones. Preprints 2021, 2021030594.

Chinese geographical time space in 2014

This is the first representation of geographical time-space with cones and curves, produced by the application Shriveling world with post-treatments in Blender, applied to China and Taiwan.

Road map


As an open science initiative the project follows the GNU General Public License v3.0 rules.