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Fundamental Principles

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences book series (LNEARTH, volume 94)

Abstract

After a short historical outline of research in the field of geoinformation science, in this chapter the particularities of 3D/4D geoinformation systems are introduced. Furthermore, the principles of component-based GIS are presented. Finally, the essential “columns” of geoinformation systems are shown and explained with examples.

Keywords

Spatial Object Topological Relationship Secondary Memory Region Query Triangulate Irregular Network 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

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