Spatial Data Types for Database Systems [electronic resource] :Finite Resolution Geometry for Geographic Information Systems /
Contributor(s): Schneider, Markus [editor.] | SpringerLink (Online service).Material type: BookSeries: Lecture Notes in Computer Science: 1288Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 1997.Description: XV, 281 p. online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540695516.Subject(s): Engineering | Data structures (Computer science) | Database management | Image processing | Geographical information systems | Engineering | Signal, Image and Speech Processing | Image Processing and Computer Vision | Database Management | Geographical Information Systems/Cartography | Data Structures | Information Systems Applications (incl. Internet)Online resources: Click here to access online
Spatial data types — A survey -- Realms: A foundation for spatial data types in database systems -- Realm-based spatial data types: The ROSE algebra -- Efficient algorithms for realm-based spatial data types -- Implementing concepts: Realm system and ROSE system -- Conclusions, open problems, and future work.
Database research in the last decade has increasingly focused on providing support for non-standard applications. One important domain is representation and processing of spatial information, needed, e.g., in geographical information systems. Spatial data types provide a fundamental abstraction for modeling the structure of geometric entities, their relationships, properties and operations. This monograph is an extensive survey of this field and introduces a new, general, sophisticated framework for the formal definition and robust implementation of spatial data types.