- Serves as the first comprehensive textbook on the field of Spatial Information Systems (also known as Geographic Information Systems)
- Contains extensive illustrations
- Presents numerous detailed examples
Introduction to Spatial Information Systems.
Purposes and Types of Spatial Problem.
Objects, Surfaces, Data.
Geometries For Spatial Data:
Position, Representation, Dimensions.
Graphs, Areas, Ordering.
Regular and Irregular Cells, Hierarchies.
Interpolations, Geometric Operations, Transformations.
Attribute Data, Modelling, Integration.
Conceptual Modelling for Spatial Data:
Design for Information Systems.
Spaghetti: Conceptual Modelling of Line-Oriented Objects.
Pizza: Conceptual Modelling for Areas and Volumes.
Spatial Object Modelling.
Views, Integration, Complexities.
Spatial Data Retrieval and Reasoning:
Relational and Peano Tuple.
Access and Quality: Spatial Indices and Integrity Constraints.
Multimedia Spatial Information Systems and Hypermaps.
Intelligent Spatial Information Systems.
Robert Laurini is a world-renowned specialist in geographic information systems on which he has written several books and more than 200 papers. His research focuses on geographic knowledge and rule engineering for smart cities and territorial intelligence.