A Conceptual Framework and Comparison of Spatial Data Models

Donna J. Peuquet

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This paper examines the major types of spatial data models currently known and places these models in a comprehensive framework. This framework is used to provide clarification of how varying data models, as well as their inherent advantages and disadvantages, are interrelated. It also provides an insight into how these conflicting demands may be balanced in a more systematic and predictable manner for practical applications, and reveals directions for needed future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationClassics in Cartography
Subtitle of host publicationReflections on Influential Articles from Cartographica
Number of pages49
ISBN (Electronic)9780470669488
ISBN (Print)9780470681749
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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