Date: 27 Oct 2000

The Honeycomb Model of Spatio-Temporal Partitions

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We define a formal model of spatio-temporal partitions which can be used to model temporally changing maps. We investigate new applications and generalizations of operations that are well-known for static spatial maps. We then define a small set of operations on spatio-temporal partitions that are powerful enough to express all these tasks and more. Spatio-temporal partitions combine the general notion of temporal objects and the powerful spatial partition abstraction into a new, highly expressive spatio-temporal data modeling tool.

This research was partially supported by the CHOROCHRONOS project, funded by the EU under the Training and Mobility of Researchers Programme, Contract No. ERB FMRX-CT96-0056