Spatial Management of Data (Abstract).

Christopher F. Herot: Spatial Management of Data (Abstract). VLDB 1979: 16
  author    = {Christopher F. Herot},
  editor    = {Antonio L. Furtado and
               Howard L. Morgan},
  title     = {Spatial Management of Data (Abstract)},
  booktitle = {Fifth International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, October
               3-5, 1979, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Proceedings},
  publisher = {IEEE Computer Society},
  year      = {1979},
  pages     = {16},
  ee        = {db/conf/vldb/Herot79.html},
  crossref  = {DBLP:conf/vldb/79},
  bibsource = {DBLP,}


Spatial Data Management is a technique for organizing and retrieving information by positioning it in a Graphical Data Space (GDS). This Graphical Data Space is viewed through a color raster scan display which enables users to traverse the GDS surface or zoom into the image to obtain greater detail. In contrast to conventional database management systems - in which users access data by asking questions in a formal query language, a Spatial Data Management System (SDMS) presents the information graphically in a form which seems to encourage browsing and to require less prior knowledge of the contents and organization of the database.

This paper presents an overview of the SDMS concept and describes its implementation in a prototype system for retrieving information from both a symbolic database management system and from an optical videodisk.

Copyright © 1979 by The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc. (IEEE). Abstract used with permission.

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  1. R. G. G. Cattell: An Entity-based Database User Interface. SIGMOD Conference 1980: 144-150
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