This book by leading experts in the field provides readers with a wide range of applications and methods for spatial database management systems, and allows readers to gain hands-on experience with examples in the book. It balances theory (cutting-edge research) and practice (commercial trends) to provide a comprehensive and clear overview.
Includes coverage of GIS application trends as spatial networks; discussion of spatial data mining; overview of OGIS standard spatial datatypes and operations; object-relational database framework applied in each chapter.
For professionals in the field of Databases, Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Remote Sensing, Multimedia Information, Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Forestry, CAD/CAM, Health Informatics, and Natural Resource Management.
A textbook for a graduate course on scientific databases for students of computer science and other disciplines. Looking beyond what has now become traditional geographical information systems, it surveys spatial database management systems, emphasizing the object-relational framework that is becoming a clear trend in commercial applications. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)