- Identify a widely-used example of the spaghetti model (e.g., AutoCAD DWF, ESRI shapefile)
- Write a program to read and write a vector data file using a common published format
- Explain the conditions under which the spaghetti model is useful
- Explain how the spaghetti data model embodies an object-based view of the world
- Describe how geometric primitives are implemented in the spaghetti model as independent objects without topology
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.
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