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Unformatted text preview: • the modes of information stored in a database influence the types of problem solving that can be accomplished Location • the spatial mode of information is generally called location Attributes • attributes capture the thematic mode by defining different characteristics of objects • a table showing the attributes of objects is called an attribute table o each object corresponds to a row of the table o each characteristic or theme corresponds to a column of the table o thus the table shows the thematic and some of the spatial modes Time • the temporal mode can be captured in several ways o by specifying the interval of time over which an object exists o by capturing information at certain points in time o by specifying the rates of movement of objects • depending on how the temporal mode is captured, it may be included in a single attribute table, or be represented by series of attribute tables on the same objects through time...
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- Fall '10
- Space, Attribute, Characteristic, spatial data, temporal mode