Working with Vector Data

  • Markus Neteler
  • Helena Mitasova
Part of the The Kluwer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 689)


Vector data model is used for representation of geographic phenomena as geometric objects composed of points, lines and areas. Lines are used for roads, railroads, streams, or utility networks, while areas can represent soil types, land use categories, lakes, or zoning in urban areas. Vector data are stored using their coordinates. In GRASS the vector data model includes the description of topology.


Vector Data Category Label Vector Type Category Number Main Menu 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Markus Neteler
    • 1
  • Helena Mitasova
    • 2
  1. 1.Istituto Trentino di Cultura(ITC-irst)Italy
  2. 2.North Carolina State UniversityUSA

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