Portland State University. School of Urban and Public Affairs
Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Urban Studies
Urban Studies and Planning
1 online resource (vii, 176 leaves)
Geographic information systems -- Graphic methods, Object-oriented databases -- Graphic methods, Parallel processing (Electronic computers), Computer algorithms, Neural networks (Computer science)
The dissertation will outline an object-oriented model from which a next-generation GIS can be derived. The requirements for a spatial information analysis and modeling system can be broken into three primary functional classes: data management (data classification and access), analysis (modeling, optimization, and simulation) and visualization (display of data). These three functional classes can be considered as the primary colors of the spectrum from which the different shades of spatial analysis are composed. Object classes will be developed which will be designed to manipulate the three primary functions as required by the user and the data.
Rex, David Bruce, "Object Parallel Spatio-Temporal Analysis and Modeling System" (1993). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 1278.