National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis
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.