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From "Chris A. Mattmann (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (SIS-8) Build a common SIS data container for spatial data
Date Wed, 18 Aug 2010 14:10:15 GMT
Build a common SIS data container for spatial data
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                 Key: SIS-8
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SIS-8
             Project: Spatial Information Systems
          Issue Type: New Feature
            Reporter: Chris A. Mattmann
            Assignee: Chris A. Mattmann
             Fix For: 0.2-incubating


The QuadTreeNode has the concept of a data container per node in the QTree, but I'd like to
extend this to a general SIS spatial data type. This would in part be motivated by e.g., [1],
where the suggestion is something like:

{quote}
Any measurement we take in Earth and environmental sciences, although this is often ignored,
has a spatio-temporal reference. A spatio-temporal reference is determined by (at least) four
parameters:

1. geographic location (longitude and latitude or projected X,Y coordinates);
2. height above the ground surface (elevation);
3. time of measurement (year, month, day, hour, minute etc.);
4. spatio-temporal support (size of the blocks of material associated with measurements; time
interval of measurement);
{quote} 




[1] http://www.lulu.com/items/volume_67/8010000/8010854/5/print/Hengl_2009_GEOSTATe2c1_f.pdf

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