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Spatial relationship representation based on cloud model
Author(s): Zuocheng Wang; Lixia Xue
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Paper Abstract

By introducing the object cloud into topological space, the spatial relationships between fuzzy objects transform to cloud relationships in cloud space. According to cloud theory, all the spatial objects can be represented by three types object cloud: point-cloud, line-cloud and area-cloud. So the 9-intersection model of spatial topological relations proposed by Egenhofer can be extended by using the new definition of object cloud. The relationship between object clouds is flexible relationship. Different from the crisp relationship model, 9IM, the flexible relationship model by object cloud can be simplified to 4-intersection cloud model(4ICM), including to equal, contain, intersect and disjoint. The cloud operation and virtue cloud can be introduced to representing the fuzzy and uncertain topological relations. The method makes spatial data model enable to model the spatial phenomena with fuzziness and uncertainties, and enriches the cloud theory.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 October 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7498, MIPPR 2009: Remote Sensing and GIS Data Processing and Other Applications, 74983A (30 October 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.831463
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Zuocheng Wang, Chongqing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Peking Univ. (China)
Lixia Xue, Chongqing Univ of Posts and Telecommunications (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7498:
MIPPR 2009: Remote Sensing and GIS Data Processing and Other Applications
Faxiong Zhang; Faxiong Zhang, Editor(s)

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