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Design and implementation of a visual query language for large spatial databases

Morris, Andrew James, Abdelmoty, Alia, Tudhope, Douglas S. and El-Geresy, Baher A. 2002. Design and implementation of a visual query language for large spatial databases. Presented at: Sixth International Conference on Information Visualisation, London, UK, 10-12 July 2002. Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Information Visualisation, 2002. IEEE, pp. 226-233. 10.1109/IV.2002.1028781

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Abstract

In this paper a visual approach to querying in large spatial databases is presented. A diagrammatic technique utilising a data flow metaphor is used to express different kinds of spatial and non-spatial constraints. Basic filters are designed to represent the various types of queries in such systems. Icons for different types of spatial relations are used to denote the filters. Different granularities of the relations are presented in a hierarchical fashion when selecting the spatial constraints. The language constructs are presented and examples are used to demonstrate the expressiveness of the approach in representing different kinds of queries, including spatial joins and composite spatial queries. The implementation prototype of the language is also described and its features evaluated against a general purpose GIS package.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biology computing , Computer aided manufacturing , Computer science , Database languages , Filters , Geographic Information Systems , Packaging , Prototypes , Spatial databases , Visual databases
Publisher: IEEE
ISBN: 0769516564
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Last Modified: 05 Nov 2017 19:44
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/14702

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