An Efficient Graph-Based Spatio-Temporal Indexing Method for Task-Oriented Multi-Modal Scene Data Organization
ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information
Task-oriented scene data in big data and cloud environments of a smart city that must be time-critically processed are dynamic and associated with increasing complexities and heterogeneities. Existing hybrid tree-based external indexing methods are input/output (I/O)-intensive, query schema-fixed, and difficult when representing the complex relationships of real-time multi-modal scene data; specifically, queries are limited to a certain spatio-temporal range or a small number of selected
... tes. This paper proposes a new spatio-temporal indexing method for task-oriented multi-modal scene data organization. First, a hybrid spatio-temporal index architecture is proposed based on the analysis of the characteristics of scene data and the driving forces behind the scene tasks. Second, a graph-based spatio-temporal relation indexing approach, named the spatio-temporal relation graph (STR-graph), is constructed for this architecture. The global graph-based index, internal and external operation mechanisms, and optimization strategy of the STR-graph index are introduced in detail. Finally, index efficiency comparison experiments are conducted, and the results show that the STR-graph performs excellently in index generation and can efficiently address the diverse requirements of different visualization tasks for data scheduling; specifically, the STR-graph is more efficient when addressing complex and uncertain spatio-temporal relation queries.