Encyclopedia of GIS

2017 Edition
| Editors: Shashi Shekhar, Hui Xiong, Xun Zhou

Data Stream Systems, Empowering with Spatiotemporal Capabilities

  • Mohamed Ali
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-17885-1_1589

Definition

Spatiotemporal data streaming (or geostreaming) refers to the acquisition, processing, and analysis of stream data that has geographical locations and/or spatial extents such as point coordinates, lines, or polygons.

Real-time stream data acquisition through sensors and probes has been widely used in numerous applications. Hence, integrating spatial operators in commercial data-streaming engines has gained tremendous interest in recent years. In this entry, we consider the Microsoft StreamInsight (StreamInsight, for brevity) as our industrial case study. We highlight the background beyond its temporal model and discuss the various efforts that leverage its temporal model to the spatial domain.

Historical Background

Spatial queries and operations are common and essential for a variety of location-aware applications, e.g., find out the gas stations nearby a driver’s location. During the last...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Data Science, Institute of TechnologyUniversity of WashingtonTacomaUSA