Spatio-Temporal Databases

Volume 2520 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 263-318

Chapter 7: Architectures and Implementations of Spatio-temporal Database Management Systems

  • Martin BreunigAffiliated withUni Vechta
  • , Can TürkerAffiliated withETH Zürich
  • , Michael H. BöhlenAffiliated withAalborg University
  • , Stefan DiekerAffiliated withFernUniversität Hagen
  • , Ralf Hartmut GütingAffiliated withFernUniversität Hagen
  • , Christian S. JensenAffiliated withAalborg University
  • , Lukas RellyAffiliated withUBS AG Zürich
  • , Philippe RigauxAffiliated withCNAM, Paris
  • , Hans-Jörg SchekAffiliated withETH Zürich
    • , Michel SchollAffiliated withCNAM, Paris

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This chapter is devoted to architectural and implementation aspects of spatiotemporal database management systems. It starts with a general introduction into architectures and commercial approaches to extending databases by spatiotemporal features. Thereafter, the prototype systems Concert, Secondo, Dedale, Tiger, and GeoToolKit are presented.