A Compact Topological DBMS Data Structure For 3D Topography

  • Penninga F
  • Oosterom P
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The objective is to develop a data structure that is capable of handling large data volumes and offers support for querying, analysis and validation. Based on earlier results (i.e. the full decomposition of space, the use of a TEN structure and applying Poincaré simplicial homology as mathematical foundation) a simplicial complex-based TEN structure is developed. Applying simplicial homology offers full control over orientation of simplexes and enables one to derive substantial parts of the TEN structure, instead of explicitly store the entire network. The described data structure is developed as a DBMS data structure and the usage of views, function based indexes and 3D R-trees result in a compact topological 3D data structure. This paper describes both theory and implementation of the approach.

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  • Friso Penninga

  • Peter Van Oosterom

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