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AGILE: GIScience Series Open-access proceedings of the Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe
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Articles | Volume 2
AGILE GIScience Ser., 2, 30, 2021
AGILE GIScience Ser., 2, 30, 2021

  04 Jun 2021

04 Jun 2021

Dynamic Representations of Spatial Events – The Example of a Typhoon

Yufeng He1,2,3,4, Barbara Hofer4, Yehua Sheng1,2,3, and Yi Huang5 Yufeng He et al.
  • 1School of Geography, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China
  • 2Key Laboratory of Virtual Geographic Environment (Nanjing Normal University), Ministry of Education, Nanjing, China
  • 3Jiangsu Center for Collaborative Innovation in Geographical Information Resource Development and Application, Nanjing, China
  • 4Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
  • 5School of Geographic and Biologic Information, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China

Keywords: spatio-temporal dynamics, geographic scene data model, spatial process, spatial event, graph database

Abstract. The Geographic scene is a conceptual model that provides a holistic representation of the environment. This model has been developed in order to overcome limitations of geographic information systems (GIS) concerning interactions between features and the representation of dynamics. This contribution translates the theoretical model into an implementation of a dynamic data model in the graph database Neo4j and applies it to GIS data representing the dynamic information of a typhoon. The specific focus of the contribution is on choices made in the process of generation of the implementation of the example and the potential queries it supports.

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