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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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