• Jörg VerstraeteEmail author
Part of the Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing book series (STUDFUZZ, volume 370)


This chapter explains the current need for processing and combining data that carries a spatial component. A brief introduction first clarifies what exactly is data with a spatial component, before moving on to the conceptual spatial models that are commonly used in geographic information systems: feature based and grid based, along with their uses. The chapter elaborates on the details of the different models and why working with data in different representation models is unavoidable.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Systems Research InstitutePolish Academy of SciencesWarsawPoland

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