Development of a GIS data model with spatial, temporal and attribute components based on object-oriented approach

Wen Zhong Shi, M. Zhang

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This paper presents a conceptual data model, the STA-model, for handling spatial, temporal and attribute aspects of objects in GIS. The model is developed on the basis of object-oriented modeling approach. This model includes two major parts: (a) modeling the signal objects by STA-object elements, and (b) modeling relationships between STA-objects. As an example, the STA-model is applied for modeling land cover change data with spatial, temporal and attribute components.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-23
Number of pages7
JournalGeo-spatial information science (地球空间信息科学学报)
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • Object-orientation
  • GIS data modeling
  • Spatial, temporal and attribute model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computers in Earth Sciences
  • Geography, Planning and Development

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