Date: Thu 04 Jul
Time: 15.00
Place: room 214

Speaker: Hanan Samet (Univ. of Maryland)
Title: Spatial Databases and Geographic Information Systems
Reference: Leila de Floriani

Abstract. An introduction is given to the spatial database issues involved in the design of geographic information systems from the perspective of a computer scientist. Some of the topics to be discussed include the nature of a map and the functionalities that are desired in such systems. Representation issues will also be reviewed. The emphasis will be on indexing methods as well as the integration of spatial and nonspatial data. An example geographic information system using these concepts will be discussed.