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Spatial Data on the Move

Spatial Data on the Move
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Author(s): Wee Hyong Tok (National University of Singapore, Singapore), Stéphane Bressan (National University of Singapore, Singapore), Panagiotis Kalnis (National University of Singapore, Singapore) and Baihua Zheng (Singapore Management University, Singapore)
Copyright: 2009
Pages: 15
Source title: Handbook of Research on Mobile Multimedia, Second Edition
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Ismail Khalil (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-046-2.ch059

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Abstract

The pervasiveness of mobile computing devices and wide-availability of wireless networking infrastructure have empowered users with applications that provides location-based services as well as the ability to pose queries to remote servers. This necessitates the need for adaptive, robust, and efficient techniques for processing the queries. In this chapter, we identify the issues and challenges of processing spatial data on the move. Next, we present insights on state-of-art spatial query processing techniques used in these dynamic, mobile environments. We conclude with several potential open research problems in this exciting area.

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