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Geographic information systems are becoming increasingly important in a wide variety of applications, such as those related to land use monitoring, environmental assessment and resource management. Although there is an increasing number of such systems available on the market, many questions of a theoretical nature need to be addressed, because of the inherently large amounts of data and the lack of appropriate models and languages. Also, there is a need for flexible and efficient usage of GIS, permitting their application in a broad range of new areas, such as navigation systems for transport and the automotive industry. This proceedings volume comprises two invited papers and thirteen contributed papers presented at the International Workshop on Database Management Systems for Geographical Applications, Capri, Italy, May 1991. The papers cover most fundamental aspects of geographic database management, ranging from data structures, and physcial organisation of data, to data models, user-interaction issues, and query resolution.

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Authors: GAMBOSI G, University of L'Aquila, Department of Mathematics (IT);SCHOLL M, CNAM, Paris (FR);SIX H-W (EDITORS), Fernuniversität Hagen, Praktische Informatik III (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14477 EN (1992) 317 pp.
Availability: Springer-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, Postfach 10 52 80, Tiergartenstrasse 17, D-6900 Heidelberg 1 (DE)
ISBN: ISBN 3-540-55617-6
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