Geographical Information Systems and Spatial Databases
Prerequisite: CMSC424 and CMSC420; or permission of instructor. Topics in geographic information systems and spatial databases. Integrates related results from databases, cartography, geography, computer graphics, file access methods, computational geometry, image processing, data structures, and programming languages. Topics include: cartographic modeling, principles of cartography, methods from computational geometry, principles of spatial databases, access methods, and spatial data structures. The architecture of some existing spatial databases and geographic information systems will be examined in greater detail.