Investigation into alternative representations for intelligent geoinformation systems in data-rich environments

Breitkreutz, David, and Lee, Ickjai (2009) Investigation into alternative representations for intelligent geoinformation systems in data-rich environments. Journal of Software, 4 (7). pp. 777-784.

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Abstract

Whilst a geographical information system may use many different representations of areal data, the vector format is the most commonly utilized structure. Although some researchers consider it efficient, others comment on its drawbacks. The potential exists for the implementation of another format with improved attributes and capabilities. This paper presents a method of creating a hybrid Voronoi approach to areal representation. This representation builds the positive qualities of the vectorized model into the Voronoi diagram to improve upon functionality within a geoinformation environment. This alternative representation aims to offer notable performance improvements whilst maintaining comparable accuracy to its original counterpart. A number of important applications are summarized, as are potential extensions of this work.

Item ID: 8236
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: geoinformation; Voronoi diagram; representation
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ISSN: 1796-217X
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2010 01:41
FoR Codes: 08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing > 080109 Pattern Recognition and Data Mining @ 50%
09 ENGINEERING > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090903 Geospatial Information Systems @ 50%
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89 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 8902 Computer Software and Services > 890205 Information Processing Services (incl. Data Entry and Capture) @ 60%
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