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Unit 037 - Fundamentals of Data Storage

  • Author(s): 037, CC in GIScience;
  • Jacobson, Carol R.
  • Editor(s): Goodchild, Michael F.;
  • Kemp, Karen K.
  • et al.

This unit introduces the concepts and terms needed to understand storage of GIS data in a computer system, including the weaknesses of a discrete data model for representing the real world; an overview of data storage types and terminology; and a description of data storage issues.

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