Spatial Databases.

Hanan Samet: Spatial Databases. VLDB 1992: 221
  author    = {Hanan Samet},
  editor    = {Li-Yan Yuan},
  title     = {Spatial Databases},
  booktitle = {18th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, August
               23-27, 1992, Vancouver, Canada, Proceedings},
  publisher = {Morgan Kaufmann},
  year      = {1992},
  isbn      = {1-55860-151-1},
  pages     = {221},
  ee        = {db/conf/vldb/Samet92.html},
  crossref  = {DBLP:conf/vldb/92},
  bibsource = {DBLP,}


Spatial databases are becoming increasingly important in applications in computer vision, cartography, computer graphics, solid modeling, and robotics. The implementation of spatial databases involves many issues including a choiceamong a number of different representations, as well as the types of queries tobe supported, In this tutorial we review some of the most recent representations and the type of operations that they are designed to support. We also discuss methods of integrating spatial and non-spatial data in conventional database manage- ment systems, as well as examine some existing spatial database systems. A live demonstration will be given of a spatial database management systems that employs these concepts.

The tutorial will cover the following topics:

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