Geographic and Multimedia information systems (2009/2010)

Course code
4S02791
Name of lecturer
Alberto Belussi
Coordinator
Alberto Belussi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Other available courses
Academic sector
INF/01 - INFORMATICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
1st Semester dal Oct 1, 2009 al Jan 31, 2010.

Lesson timetable

1st Semester
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall C  
Wednesday 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall C  

Learning outcomes

This course has the objective to provide the students with the concepts and methodologies for the design and implementation of spatial and multimedia databases. In particular:
- A methodology for the conceptual modelling of a geographical database in GeoUML will be presented. GeoUML is a conceptual model for the design of spatial databases compatible with the ISO standards 19100.
- The mappings of a GeoUML conceptual schema onto geo-relational databases will be illustrated. Moreover, an extended version of the relational algebra for quering a geo-relational database will be analyzed.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
P. Atzeni, S. Ceri, P. Fraternali, S. Paraboschi, R. Torlone Basi di dati. Architetture e linee di evoluzione McGraw-Hill 2003 88-386-603
M. F. Worboys GIS: A Computing Perspective (Edizione 1) Taylor & Francis 1995 0748400656
Lynne Dunckley Multimedia Databases:An Object Relational Approach Addison-Wesley 2002 0201788993
P. Rigaux, M. Scholl and A. Voisard Spatial Databases with Application to GIS Morgan Kaufmann  
R. G. G. Cattell The Object Data Standard: ODMG 3.0 Morgan Kaufmann 2000 1-55860-64

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam is composed of a single written test.

Teaching aids

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