Encyclopedia of GIS

Editors: Shashi Shekhar, Hui Xiong

Movement Patterns in Spatio‐temporal Data

  • Joachim Gudmundsson
  • Patrick Laube
  • Thomas Wolle
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-35973-1_823

Synonyms

Motion patterns; Trajectory patterns; Exploratory data analysis; Flocking; Converging; Collocation, spatio‐temporal; Indexing trajectories; TPR-trees; R-tree, multi-version; Indexing, parametric space; Indexing, native space; Association rules, spatio‐temporal; Pattern, moving cluster; Pattern, periodic; Pattern, leadership; Pattern, flock; Pattern, encounter

Definition

Spatio‐temporal data is any information relating space and time. This entry specifically considers data involving point objects moving over time. The terms entity and trajectory will refer to such a point object and the representation of its movement, respectively. Movement patterns in such data refer to (salient) events and episodes expressed by a set of entities.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joachim Gudmundsson
    • 1
  • Patrick Laube
    • 2
  • Thomas Wolle
    • 1
  1. 1.NICTASydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Department of GeomaticsUniversity of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia