Temporal Earth is the work of Matthew Coller, a PhD student at Monash University. The initial idea began in 2006, and has gone through a number of development phases. The work now consists of a number of working prototypes and a large body of content covering Australian history spanning a variety of time scales:
- Archaeology and ancient geography
- Colonial and national history
- Geology and palaeontology
After PhD write-up is complete, the next phase of development will take Temporal Earth toward launch as an open-access reference to Australian History.