by Victor Vianu, University of California, San Diego
LIST OF FIGURES
1 AN INTRODUCTION TO SPATIAL DATABASES
1.1 Database Management Systems (DBMSs)
1.1.1 Basic Description and Main Features
1.1.2 Modeling Applications
1.1.3 Physical Data Management
1.2 Vocabulary in Geospatial Database Applications
1.2.2 Geographic Objects
1.3 Geospatial Data Manipulation
1.3.1 Simple Operations on Themes
1.3.2 Further Theme Operations
1.3.3 Other Typical GIS Operations
1.4 DBMS Support for Geospatial Data
1.4.1 Use of a Relational DBMS
1.4.2 Loosely Coupled Approach
1.4.3 Integrated Approach Based on DBMS Extensibility
1.5 Requirements for a Spatial DBMS
1.6 Bibliographic Notes
2 REPRESENTATION OF SPATIAL OBJECTS
2.1 Geographic Space Modeling
2.1.1 Entity-Based Models
2.1.2 Field-Based Models
2.2 Representation Modes
2.2.2 Vector Mode
2.2.3 Half-Plane Representation
2.3 Representing the Geometry of a Collection of Objects
2.3.1 Spaghetti Model
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- © 2002
18th May 2001
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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.
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.
Agnès 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.
@qu:"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."
@source:Michael F. Goodchild, National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis, and University of California, Santa Barbara
@qu:"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!"
@source:Professor Dennis Shasha, New York University