Modelling temporal thematic map contents

Alberto D'Onofrio, Elaheh Pourabbas

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The temporal evolution of thematic maps to characterize the geometric component of the map and the associated alphanumeric information, is described. The thematic model is based on an object model and it emphasizes the separation between map level and geometric level. As the model is based on mathematical functions, the limitations of any underlying well known formal models can be overcome. The potential of this model ensures answering of various queries which invokes temporal information through very simple query formulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-41
Number of pages8
JournalSIGMOD Record
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Information Systems
  • Software

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