site is intended to provide information about a new technology that
combines GIS and OLAP. Many commercial products offer Spatial OLAP (SOLAP) functions,
but only a few solutions support all the capabilities required for efficient decision-support.
OLAP can be defined as a visual platform built especially to support
rapid and easy spatiotemporal analysis and exploration of data following
a multidimensional approach comprised of aggregation levels available
in cartographic displays as well as in tabular and diagram displays."
Spatial OLAP Concepts
Spatial OLAP technology must deal with spatial objects as an integrated
part of the navigation and must offer capabilities to efficiently
manage these spatial objects. To do so, some characteristics are
around the world, there are many research groups working
in this research area. They contribute to improve geospatial databases,
facilitate spatial data aggregation, help evaluate geospatial aggregation
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commercial products can be used to deploy a solution that combines
multidimensional analysis and cartographic visualization. However,
only a few products can be termed Spatial OLAP technologies.
levels of functionality exist and evaluation criteria are necessary
to identify the products that will best suit your needs.
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