Graph-Based Navigation Strategies for Heterogeneous Spatial Data Sets

  • Andrea Rodríguez
  • Francisco Godoy
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4197)


Querying heterogeneous spatial databases involves not only characterizing and comparing the information content of several databases, but also navigating or accessing the data sets with the query answer. This work proposes a formalism that relates the information content of data sets by three basic types of correspondence relations: data equivalence, difference of data omission, and difference of data commission. These correspondence relations define the information space over which a navigation process is carried out. Based on a complete or an incomplete information space, this work proposes strategies that optimize the retrieval process of information coming from different databases. The results of this study show the advantages of defining the information space to select and access databases. In particular, strategies that estimate the information contribution of data sets based on correspondence relations outperform a strategy that considers a random list or a list of data sets sorted by size.


Equivalent Region Retrieval Process Query Result Spatial Database Information Space 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrea Rodríguez
    • 1
  • Francisco Godoy
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of ConcepciónConcepciónChile
  2. 2.Center for Oceanographic Research in the Eastern South-Pacific, FONDAP-COPASUniversity of ConcepciónConcepciónChile

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