Tony Griffiths, Alvaro A. A. Fernandes, Norman W. Paton, Bo Huang, Mike Worboys, Chris Johnson, Keith T. Mason, John Stell
2001 Proceedings of the ninth ACM international symposium on Advances in geographic information systems - GIS '01  
Spatio-temporal extensions to data models have been an active area of research for a number of years. To date, much of this work has focused on the relational data model, with object data models receiving far less consideration. Where descriptions of such object models do exist, there is currently a lack of systems which build upon these models to produce database architectures that address the broad spectrum of issues related to the delivery of a fully functional spatio-temporal DBMS. This
more » ... r presents an overview of such a system by describing spatio-historical object DBMS that utilises a specialised mechanism, called a history, for maintaining knowledge about entities that change over time. Key features of the resulting proposal include: (i) consistent representations of primitive spatial and temporal types; (ii) a component-based design in which spatial, temporal and historical extensions are formalised incrementally, for subsequent use together or separately; (iii) compatibility with mainstream query processing frameworks for object databases; and (iv) the integration of the spatio-temporal proposal with the ODMG standard.
doi:10.1145/512161.512188 dblp:conf/gis/GriffithsFPMHWJS01 fatcat:4karl5xdiffwjmkyecprlznn4a