Building a Spatial Database for Romanian Archaeological Sites

9 Pages Posted: 5 Apr 2011

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Manole Velicanu

Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest

Aura-Mihaela Mocanu

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: April 4, 2011

Abstract

Spatial databases are a new technology in the database systems which allow storing, retrieving and maintaining geospatial data. This paper describes the steps which we have followed to model, design and develop a spatial database for Romanian archaeological sites and their assemblies. The system analysis was made using the well known Entity-Relationship model; the system design included the conceptual, the external and the internal schemas design, and the system development meant developing the needed database objects and programs. The designed database allows users to load vector geospatial data about the archaeological sites in two distinct spatial reference systems WGS84 and STEREO70, temporal data about the historical periods and cultures, other descriptive data and documents as references to the archaeological objects.

Keywords: spatial databases, entity-relationship model, conceptual schema, external schema

JEL Classification: A23, O39

Suggested Citation

Velicanu, Manole and Mocanu, Aura-Mihaela, Building a Spatial Database for Romanian Archaeological Sites (April 4, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1802342 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1802342

Manole Velicanu (Contact Author)

Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest ( email )

Bucharest
Romania

Aura-Mihaela Mocanu

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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