Spatio-Temporal Indexing Techniques

Spatio-Temporal Indexing Techniques

Michael Vassilakopoulos (TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece) and Antonio Corral (University of Almeria, Spain)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 6
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-560-3.ch107
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Abstract

Time and space are ubiquitous aspects of reality. Temporal and spatial information appear together in many everyday activities, and many information systems of modern life should be able to handle such information. For example, information systems for traffic control, fleet management, environmental management, military applications, local and public administration, and academic institutions need to manage information with spatial characteristics that change over time, or in other words, spatio-temporal information. The need for spatio-temporal applications has been strengthened by recent developments in mobile telephony technology, mobile computing, positioning technology, and the evolution of the World Wide Web.

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