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C. Parent, S. Spaccapietra, and E. Zimányi. Conceptual Modeling for Federated Geographical Information Systems over the Web. In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Information Systems and Technology for Network Society, pages 173-182, Fukuoka, Japan, September 1997.

Abstract

A conceptual model provides the best support for federating heterogeneous data stores into a unified framework and elaborating a global consistent description of all available data. It therefore plays a central role for exchanging information within the coming information society. This paper introduces a conceptual model for applications using spatio-temporal data. We discuss in particular the features which support spatial and temporal modeling. An example of conceptual design is given for a pedology application, the evolution of alluvial soils in a Swiss floodplain ecosystem. Advantages of our approach for database design are assessed through comparison with traditional geographical information systems modeling techniques.


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