Towards a spatial multidimensional model

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Towards a spatial multidimensional model
Data warehouses and OLAP systems help to interactively analyze huge volume of data. This data, extracted from transactional databases, frequently contains spatial information which is useful for decision-making process. Integration of spatial data in multidimensional models leads to the concept of SOLAP (Spatial OLAP). Using a spatial measure as a geographical object, i.e. with geometric and descriptive attributes, raises problems regarding the aggregation operation in its semantic and implementation aspects. This paper shows the requirements for a multidimensional spatial data model and presents a multidimensional data model which is able to support complex objects as measures, inter-dependent attributes for measures and aggregation functions, use of ad-hoc aggregation functions and n to n relations between fact and dimension, in order to handle geographical data, according to its particular nature in an OLAP context. Categories and Subject Descriptors H.2.1 [Logical Design]: Data mo...
Sandro Bimonte, Anne Tchounikine, Maryvonne Miquel
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Type Conference
Year 2005
Authors Sandro Bimonte, Anne Tchounikine, Maryvonne Miquel
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