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Multi-representation databases with explicitly modeled horizontal, vertical, and update relations


Bobzien, M; Burghardt, D; Petzold, I; Neun, M; Weibel, Robert (2008). Multi-representation databases with explicitly modeled horizontal, vertical, and update relations. Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 35(1):3-16.

Abstract

This paper presents a new approach to combining multi-representation databases with the generalization and update processes. It leads to a tightly integrated model which is a part of the existing cartographic GIS axpand. The approach is based on the mathematical concept of relations
and, in particular, on three different types of relations: horizontal (within one resolution), vertical
(between different resolutions), and update. Horizontal relations allow the representation of relationships
between features within one resolution. Examples are partitions, neighborhoods, and topology. The vertical relation represents the relationship between features of different resolutions. This originates from a generalization or matching process. The update relation describes temporal changes of features.
After a detailed theory about the relation types introduced, the paper continues with a discussion of
their similarities and differences, with a focus on implementation in a multi-representation database.
A prototype demonstrates the generalization of buildings and roads from vector data at 1: 25,000 to
1: 50,000 scales. The paper ends with conclusions and an outlook on further research tasks.

Abstract

This paper presents a new approach to combining multi-representation databases with the generalization and update processes. It leads to a tightly integrated model which is a part of the existing cartographic GIS axpand. The approach is based on the mathematical concept of relations
and, in particular, on three different types of relations: horizontal (within one resolution), vertical
(between different resolutions), and update. Horizontal relations allow the representation of relationships
between features within one resolution. Examples are partitions, neighborhoods, and topology. The vertical relation represents the relationship between features of different resolutions. This originates from a generalization or matching process. The update relation describes temporal changes of features.
After a detailed theory about the relation types introduced, the paper continues with a discussion of
their similarities and differences, with a focus on implementation in a multi-representation database.
A prototype demonstrates the generalization of buildings and roads from vector data at 1: 25,000 to
1: 50,000 scales. The paper ends with conclusions and an outlook on further research tasks.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Language:English
Date:January 2008
Deposited On:21 Jan 2009 12:29
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:38
Publisher:American Congress on Surveying and Mapping
ISSN:1523-0406
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1559/152304008783475698
Related URLs:http://www.cartogis.org/publications

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