Analytical results on the Quadtree storage-requirements

  • Michael Vassilakopoulos
  • Yannis Manolopoulos
Image Data Structures
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 719)


An analysis of the expected size occupied by a Quadtree is presented. The analysis is based on the general assumption that the storage requirements of internal and external nodes differ. Besides, formulae for the expected number of internal and external nodes at a specific level of the tree are given. Next, the space efficiency of the most popular Quadtree implementations is examined. Finally, the possible usefulness of these analytical tools in other problems is commented.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Vassilakopoulos
    • 1
  • Yannis Manolopoulos
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Department of Electrical EngineeringAristotelian University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece

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