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Title: The design and implementation of a prototype geographic information system using a novel architecture based on PS-Algol
Author: Abdallah, Abdulhakim Ali
ISNI:       0000 0001 3389 2517
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 1990
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This thesis is concerned with the design and implementation of a novel architecture for a geographic information system based on the use of a new database language called PS-algol, in conjunction with a hybrid database structure. The main aspects discussed within the context of this thesis are:- i) the definition of a database; ii) the components and functions of a database management system; iii) the features of PS-algol; iv) the new system architecture; v) the use of operational management system; vi) data entry as carried out by the system; vii) the facility for the cartographic representation of features; viii) data retrieval and its potential use; and ix) the generation of hard-copy output The thesis also includes a review of existing geographical information systems against which the novelty of the new approach can be judged.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Information science & librarianship