Spatial Databases: Technologies, Techniques and Trends

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Yannis Manolopoulos, Apostolos N. Papadopoulos, Michael Gr Vassilakopoulos
Idea Group Inc (IGI), 2005 M01 1 - 340 pages
Spatial Databases: Technologies, Techniques and Trends introduces the reader to the world of spatial databases, and related subtopics. The broad range of topics covered within the chapters includes spatial data modeling, indexing of spatial and spatiotemporal objects, data mining and knowledge discovery in spatial and spatiotemporal management issues and query processing for moving objects. The reader will be able to get in touch with several important research issues the research community is dealing with today. Covering fundamental aspects up to advanced material, Spatial Databases: Technologies, Techniques and Trends appeals to a broad computer science audience. Although perfect for specialists, each chapter is self contained, making it easy for non-specialists to grasp the main issues involved.
 

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Contents

Chapter I Survey on Spatial Data Modelling Approaches
1
Chapter II Integrating Web Data and Geographic Knowledge into Spatial Databases
23
Section II Indexing Techniques
48
Chapter III ObjectRelational Spatial Indexing
49
Chapter IV QuadtreeBased Image Representation and Retrieval
81
Chapter V Indexing MultiDimensional Trajectories for Similarity Queries
107
Chapter VI Approximate Computation of DistanceBased Queries1
130
Algorithms Cost Models and Optimization
155
Chapter IX Simple and Incremental NearestNeighbor Search in SpatioTemporal Databases
204
Indexing Benchmarking and Uncertainty in Movement Representation
225
Section V Data Mining
250
Chapter XI SpatioTemporal Prediction Using Data Mining Tools
251
Chapter XII Mining in SpatioTemporal Databases
272
An Overview of Definitions Prerequisites and Challenges
294
About the Authors
322
Index
336

Section IV Moving Objects
185
Chapter VIII Applications of Moving Objects Databases
186

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