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Design and Architectural Implications of a Spatial Information System
October 1982 (vol. 31 no. 10)
pp. 1025-1031
P.D. Vaidya, Department of Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Image analysis, at the higher levels, works with extracted regions and line segments and their properties, not with the original raster data. Thus, a spatial information system must be able to store points, lines, and areas as well as their properties and interrelationships. In a previous paper (Shapiro and Haralick [17]), we proposed for this purpose an entity-oriented relational database system. In this paper, we describe our first experimental spatial information system which employs these concepts to store and retrieve watershed data for a portion of the state of Virginia. We describe the logical and physical design of the system and discuss the architectural implications.
Index Terms:
spatial information system, Geographic information system, relational database system
P.D. Vaidya, L.G. Shapiro, R.M. Haralick, G.J. Minden, "Design and Architectural Implications of a Spatial Information System," IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 31, no. 10, pp. 1025-1031, Oct. 1982, doi:10.1109/TC.1982.1675913
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