, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 51–70 | Cite as

A Spatio-Temporal Model for the Manipulation of Lineage Metadata

  • Laurent Spéry
  • Christophe Claramunt
  • Thérèse Libourel


Nowadays one of the most successful applications of GIS is the management of a land-use cadastre. A lot of corporate GIS databases are in development, they support the legal management and distribution of cadastral maps. However, the propagation of geographical updates toward cadastral databases is still a methodological and technical problem to address in the context of large applications with many different users. This paper proposes a model based on lineage metadata that supports the management of geographical changes in the context of a corporate cadastre application. Geographical and cadastral changes are identified from an analysis of the French cadastre which acts as a case study for the development of our model. The lineage metadata model is based on the application of a direct acyclic graph that permits the management of the evolution of geographical objects and the generation of historical queries. The proposed model is specified and validated with the O2 object-oriented database management system.

lineage metadata spatio-temporal GIS cadastre object-oriented model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laurent Spéry
    • 1
  • Christophe Claramunt
    • 2
  • Thérèse Libourel
    • 3
  1. 1.LIRMMMontpellierFrance
  2. 2.Naval Academy, Lanveoc-PoulmicBrest NavalFrance
  3. 3.LIRMM and CNAMMontpellierFrance

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