The Place Time Analysis Lab is a research group of like-minded scientists interested in the roles that space, place and time play in defining the world around us.

The Place Time Analysis Lab or PTAL (pronounced "petal"), is a geoinformatics research group based in the United States. As the name suggests, PTAL focuses on the roles of place and time in defining and better understanding the world around us. Specifically, this lab pulls apart the concept of place and takes a data-driven approach to understanding the dimensions that contribute to how individuals and groups understand the concept.

Linking people through places and vice versa