Developing Map Databases: Problems and Solutions

  • István ElekEmail author
  • Gábor Gercsák
Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC, volume 5)


This article is an introduction to a several-year long development focusing on the building of a digital map database, named EDIT (Elek I (2010) Nagyméretű térképi adatbázisok fejlesztési és működési tapasztalatai. In: Dövényi Z, Fodor I, Lovász GY, Schweitzer F, Tóth J (eds) Geográfia-2010-Pécs. Pécsi Tudományegyetem, Pécs). The theoretical background, the applied technology, the developed information system, and its perspectives will be described. The classical relation database technology and the object oriented, document based database management (Elek I, Giachetta R, Máriás ZS (2009) Egyetemi digitális térképtár fejlesztése az ELTE-n. In: Kákonyi Gábor (ed) Fény-Tér-Kép konferencia. Dobogókő, Hungary,; Giachetta R, Elek I (2010) Developing an advanced document based map server. In: 8th international conference on applied informatics, Eger, Hungary, 27–30 Jan 2010; Marias ZS, Dezso B, Giachetta R, Elek I (2010) Cartographic symbol detection using local segmentation and other methods. In: Prasad B (ed) International conference on artificial intelligence and pattern recognition (AIPR-10), Paper 196, Orlando, 12–14 July 2010) are applied beside those web based tools and technological solutions which are in the world of the WEB2. The system is not only a rich data source for researchers but also a virtual laboratory of the database technology where various database management systems related to GIS can also be investigated. The EDIT system has become an ordinary data source of the research and education at Eötvös Loránd University and its partners in Hungary (Elek I, Kovács B, Verebiné Fehér K (2004) Digitális térképtár az ELTE-n, Magyar Földtudományi Szakemberek VII. világtalálkozója, Hungarian Geological Society, Budapest: 80). The role of the system is of remarkable importance in the doctoral training too (Rigaux P, Scholl M, Voisard A (2002) Spatial databases with application to GIS. Morgan Kaufmann, Burlington).


Relation Database Configuration File Virtual Private Network Edit System Raster File 
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The European Union and the European Social Fund have provided financial support to the project under the grant agreement no. TÁMOP 4.2.1./B-09/KMR-2010-0003.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Cartography and GeoinformaticsEötvös Loránd UniversityBudapestHungary

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