GIS object data properties




Data properties are characteristics of GIS attribute systems and values whose design and format impacts analytical and computational processing.  Geospatial data are expressed at conceptual, logical, and physical levels of database abstraction intended to represent geographical information. The appropriate design of attribute systems and selection of properties should be logically consistent and support appropriate scales of measurement for representation and analysis. Geospatial concepts such as object-field views and dimensional space for relating objects and qualities form data models based on a geographic matrix and feature geometry. Three GIS approaches and their attribute system design are described: tessellations, vectors, and graphs.

Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title GIS object data properties
DOI 10.22224/gistbok/2021.1.15
Year Published 2021
Language English
Publisher University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS)
Contributing office(s) Center for Geospatial Information Science (CEGIS)
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title Geographic Information System & Technology Body of Knowledge
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