Many sorted algebraic data models for GIS

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Abstract

Although many GIS data models are available, a declarative, operational, well-defined, implementation-independent, and object-oriented language is lacking. Based on the theory of many sorted algebra, this work presents a family of geometric data models. Some geographical data models of urban information systems are illustrated using homomorphism. According to the results, the preferred characteristics of mixing declarative and operational statements, multiple representations, tight interdependency among objects, and integration of vector and raster based systems can be achieved through this mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)765-788
Number of pages24
JournalInternational Journal of Geographical Information Science
Volume12
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jan 1

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Geographic information systems
Data structures
Geographical Information System
GIS
Object oriented programming
raster
Algebra
information system
Information systems
language
family

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Library and Information Sciences

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