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Spatial Databases: With Application to GIS

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Publisher Comments:

"Spatial Databases covers all of the major themes of the field — representation, query languages, computational geometry, spatial indexing — using geographic information systems as the principal application domain and motivation. It is an excellent introduction for computer science professionals interested in exploring GIS, and an excellent resource for GIS professionals interested in learning more about the computer science foundations of the field."

--Michael F. Goodchild, National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis, and University of California, Santa Barbara

"Spatial Databases is a well-written, comprehensive treatment of a multi-disciplinary field, spanning computational geometry, database modeling, object-orientation, and query processing. The book presents both advanced research and commercial systems in a clear and accessible manner. This book is essential for understanding the current state of the art. Well done!"

--Professor Dennis Shasha, New York University

Spatial Databases is the first unified, in-depth treatment of special techniques for dealing with spatial data, particularly in the field of geographic information systems (GIS). This book surveys various techniques, such as spatial data models, algorithms, and indexing methods, developed to address specific features of spatial data that are not adequately handled by mainstream DBMS technology.

The book also reviews commercial solutions to geographic data handling: ArcInfo, ArcView, and Smallworld GISs; and two extensions to the relational model, PostgreSQL and Oracle Spatial. The authors examine these underlying GIS technologies, assess their strengths and weaknesses, and consider specific uses for which each product is best suited.

Features

  • Examines the strengths of various query languages and approaches to query processing.

  • Explains the use of computational geometry in spatial databases GISs, providing necessary background and an in-depth look at key algorithms.

  • Covers spatial access methods, including the R-tree and several space-driven structures, and is filled with dozens of helpful illustrations.

Synopsis:

Philippe Rigaux is Assistant Professor of Computer Science at CNAM (Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers), where his work focuses on spatial applications for database systems.

Michel Scholl is a Professor of Computer Science at CNAM and a Senior Researcher at INRIA (French Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique). His recent work has focused on spatial databases and digital libraries.

Agns Voisard is Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Free University of Berlin and a System Architect at Kivera, Inc. Her research interests include data models for geographic and environmental information systems, interoperability in information systems, and navigation systems.

Synopsis:

Spatial Databases is the first unified, in-depth treatment of special techniques for dealing with spatial data, particularly in the field of geographic information systems (GIS). This book surveys various techniques, such as spatial data models, algorit

Table of Contents

1 AN INTRODUCTION TO SPATIAL DATABASES — 2 REPRESENTATION OF SPATIAL OBJECTS — 3 LOGICAL MODELS AND QUERY LANGUAGES — 4 THE CONSTRAINT DATA MODEL — 5 COMPUTATIONAL GEOMETRY — 6 SPATIAL ACCESS METHODS — 7 QUERY PROCESSING — 8 COMMERCIAL SYSTEMS.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780080517469
Publisher:
Morgan Kaufmann
Subject:
Computers : Database Management - General
Creator:
Philippe Rigaux
Author:
Philippe Rigaux
Author:
Scholl, Michel O.
Author:
Scholl, Michel
Author:
Michel O. Scholl
Author:
Voisard, Agnes
Author:
Rigaux, Philippe
Author:
Voisard, Agns
Subject:
Database Management - General
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
Geographic information systems
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geography
Subject:
Information Storage & Retrieval
Subject:
System Administration - Storage & Retrieval
Subject:
Computers : System Administration - Storage & Retrieval
Subject:
Travel : General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
May 2001
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y

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Product details pages Morgan Kaufmann Publishers - English 9780080517469 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Philippe Rigaux is Assistant Professor of Computer Science at CNAM (Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers), where his work focuses on spatial applications for database systems.

Michel Scholl is a Professor of Computer Science at CNAM and a Senior Researcher at INRIA (French Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique). His recent work has focused on spatial databases and digital libraries.

Agns Voisard is Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Free University of Berlin and a System Architect at Kivera, Inc. Her research interests include data models for geographic and environmental information systems, interoperability in information systems, and navigation systems.

"Synopsis" by , Spatial Databases is the first unified, in-depth treatment of special techniques for dealing with spatial data, particularly in the field of geographic information systems (GIS). This book surveys various techniques, such as spatial data models, algorit
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