The goal of this course is to acquire the background of spatial databases, the kernel of Geographic Systems. The major aspects that will be handled are: modeling and querying geospatial information, spatial access methods (SAMs), data representation, basic operations (mostly from computational geometry), and optimization. Insights into current applications such as location-based services (e.g., navigation systems) will also be given. Knowledge in databases is necessary. This course encompasses: formal lectures, exercises, as well as a practical project with PostGIS.
Handouts are enough to understand the course.
The following book will be mostly used: P. Rigaux, M. Scholl, A. Voisard.Spatial Databases - With Application to GIS. Morgan Kaufmann, May 2001. 432 p. (copies in the main library)
Zielgruppe: Studierende im Masterstudiengang
Voraussetzungen: Vorlesung: Einf. in Datenbanksysteme
wöchentlich, ab 15.10.2019, 14:00 - 16:00 (16 Termine)