Data Management

Data management involves the theories and techniques for managing the entire data lifecycle, from data collection to data format conversion, from data storage to data sharing and retrieval, to data provenance, data quality control and data curation for long-term data archival and preservation.

Topics in this Knowledge Area are listed thematically below. Existing topics are in regular font and linked directly to their original entries (published in 2006; these contain only Learning Objectives). Entries that have been updated and expanded are in bold. Forthcoming, future topics are italicized

 

Spatial Databases Genealogical Relationships, Linkage, and Inheritance Georeferencing Systems
Spatial Database Management Systems Geospatial Data Conflation Approximating the Earth's Shape with Geoids
Use of Relational DBMSs Standardization & Exchange Specifications Geographic Coordinate Systems
Object-Oriented DBMSs Spatial Access Methods Planar Coordinate Systems
Extensions of the Relational DBMS Data Retrieval Methods Tesselated Referencing Systems
Topological Relationships Spatial Indexing Linear Referencing Systems
Database Administration Space-driven Structures: Grid, linear quadtree, and z-ordering tree files Vertical Datums
Conceptual Data Models Data-driven structures: R-trees and cost models Horizontal Datums
Logical Data Models Modeling Unstructured Spatial Data Georegistration
Physical Data Models Modeling Semi-Structured Spatial Data Map Projections
NoSQL Databases Query Processing  
Problems with Large Spatial Databases Optimal I/O Algorithms Spatial Data Infrastructures
Representations of Spatial Objects Spatial Joins Metadata
Raster Data Models Complex Queries Content Standards
Vector Data Models Spatial Data Quality Data Warehouses
Topological Models Spatial Data Uncertainty Spatial Data Infrastructures
Spaghetti Models Modeling Uncertainty U.S. National Spatial Data Infrastructure
Network Models Error-based Uncertainty Common Ontologies for Spatial Data & Their Applications
Modeling 3D Entities Vagueness  
Fields in Space and Time Mathematical Models of Vagueness: Fuzzy and Rough sets   
Fuzzy Models    
Triangulated Irregular Network Models