A taxonomy of spatial data integrity constraints

Cockcroft, Sophie ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6033-0947 (1997) A taxonomy of spatial data integrity constraints. GeoInformatica, 1 (4). pp. 327-343. ISSN 1384-6175


Spatial data quality has become an issue of increasing concern to researchers and practitioners in the field of Spatial Information Systems (SIS). Clearly the results of any spatial analysis are only as good as the data on which it is based. There are a number of significant areas for data quality research in SIS. These include topological consistency; consistency between spatial and attribute data; and consistency between spatial objects’ representation and their true representation on the ground. The last category may be subdivided into spatial accuracy and attribute accuracy. One approach to improving data quality is the imposition of constraints upon data entered into the database. This paper presents a taxonomy of integrity constraints as they apply to spatial database systems. Taking a cross disciplinary approach it aims to clarify some of the terms used in the database and SIS fields for data integrity management. An overview of spatial data quality concerns is given and each type of constraint is assessed regarding its approach to addressing these concerns. Some indication of an implementation method is also given for each.

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Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2021 04:42
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 04:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: database constraints, spatial data quality, system development, rules
Fields of Research (2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080603 Conceptual Modelling
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080609 Information Systems Management
Fields of Research (2020): 46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4609 Information systems > 460903 Information modelling, management and ontologies
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9607 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards > 960708 Urban Land Policy
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 22 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 2204 Information systems, technologies and services > 220408 Information systems
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/43835

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