Dedication. Preface.- PART 1: INTRODUCTION. 1. The Current Status of Spatial Information Technology.- PART 2: DATABASE PRINCIPLES AND ARCHITECTURE. 2. Concepts and Architecture of Database Systems. 3. Database Models and Data Modelling. 4. Spatial Data and Spatial Database Systems. 5. Spatial Data Standards and Metadata. 6. Spatial Data Sharing, Data Warehousing and Database Federation.- PART 3: SPATIAL DATABASE IMPLEMENTATION AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT. 7. User Education and Legal Issues of Spatial Database Systems. 8. User Needs Assessment and Multi-user Spatial Solutions. 9. Project Management for Spatial Database Implementation. 10. Web-enabled Spatial Database Systems. 11. Spatial Data Mining and Decision Support Systems.- PART 4: THE FUTURE.- Trends of Spatial Database Systems.-Glossary of Terms. Index.
This book places spatial data within the broader domain of information technology (IT) while providing a comprehensive and coherent explanation of the guiding principles, methods, implementation and operational management of spatial databases within the workplace. The text explains the key concepts, issues and processes of spatial data implementation and provides a holistic management perspective.
First book to cover the methods of spatial databases and project management in a single volume
Treats GIS from a database perspective versus cartography and spatial analysis
Easy-to-read and comprehensive coverage of principles and methods of spatial databases, their implementation and management in the workplace
Full consideration and explanation of the use of spatial data standards
Uses practical examples to demonstrate concepts
Covers in detail software engineering as applied to the development of GIS applications