Topological Spatial Relations for Circular Spatially Extended Points: An Overview

  • Maribel Yasmina SantosEmail author
  • Adriano Moreira
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 60)


Spatial relations between geographical objects include topological spatial relations, that are relations that are preserved under continuous transformations of the space, such as rotation or scaling. Research on topological spatial relations between different types of objects (points, lines, or regions) has been undertaken for many years. In this chapter, it is presented the particular case of the topological spatial relations that can exist between a Circular Spatially Extended Point and a region, a Circular Spatially Extended Point and a line, and two Circular Spatially Extended Points. For the several topological spatial relations, the geometrical representation of the relations is also presented.


Qualitative spatial reasoning topological spatial relations circular spatially extended point 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Information Systems Department, Algoritmi Research CentreUniversity of MinhoGuimarãesPortugal

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