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Design and implementation of segment oriented spatio-temporal model in urban panoramic maps
Author(s): Haiting Li; Lifan Fei; Qingshan Peng; Yanhong Li
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Paper Abstract

Object-oriented spatio-temporal model is directed by human cognition that each object has what/where/when attributes. The precise and flexible structure of such models supports multi-semantics of space and time. This paper reviews current research of spatio-temporal models using object-oriented approach and proposed a new spatio-temporal model based on segmentation in order to resolve the updating problem of some special GIS system by taking advantages of object-oriented spatio-temporal model and adopting category theory. Category theory can be used as a unifying framework for specifying complex systems and it provides rules on how objects may be joined. It characterizes the segments of object through mappings between them. The segment-oriented spatio-temporal model designed for urban panoramic maps is described and implemented. We take points and polylines as objects in this model in the management of panoramic map data. For the randomness of routes which transportation vehicle adopts each time, road objects in this model are split into some segments by crossing points. The segments still remains polyline type, but the splitting makes it easier to update the panoramic data when new photos are captured. This model is capable of eliminating redundant data and accelerating data access when panoramas are unchanged. For evaluation purpose, the data types and operations are designed and implemented in PostgreSQL and the results of experiments come out to prove that this model is efficient and expedient in the application of urban panoramic maps.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 October 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7492, International Symposium on Spatial Analysis, Spatial-Temporal Data Modeling, and Data Mining, 74922K (16 October 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.837511
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Haiting Li, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Wuhan Geotechnical Engineering and Surveying Institute (China)
Lifan Fei, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Qingshan Peng, Wuhan Geotechnical Engineering and Surveying Institute (China)
Yanhong Li, Wuhan Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7492:
International Symposium on Spatial Analysis, Spatial-Temporal Data Modeling, and Data Mining
Yaolin Liu; Xinming Tang, Editor(s)

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