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Unit 30 - Storage of Complex Objects

  • Author(s): Unit 30, CC in GIS;
  • Douglas, David H.
  • Editor(s): Goodchild, Michael F.;
  • Kemp, Karen K.
  • et al.

This unit considers how to construct digital objects—i.e., points, lines and areas—out of sets of coordinates and how to represent their attributes and relationships. Strategies for representing this information in a GIS database are presented and illustrated with examples, and issues with each are discussed.

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