Shayma Alkobaisi

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Many Geographic Information Systems (GIS) handle a large volume of geospatial data. Spatial joins over two or more geospatial datasets are very common operations in GIS for data analysis and decision support. However, evaluating spatial joins can be very time intensive due to the size of datasets. In this paper, we propose an interactive framework that(More)
Access to a large volume of publicly available geospatial data on the web is hindered due to their restricted web interfaces. A typical scenario is the existence of numerous business web sites that provide the address of their branch locations through a limited " nearest location " web interface. For example, a chain restaurant's web site such as McDon-alds(More)
Map labeling of point-features is the problem of placing text labels to corresponding point-features on a map in a way that minimizes overlaps while satisfying basic rules for the quality. This problem is a critical problem in the applications of cartography and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). In this paper we study the fundamental issues related to(More)
Many Geographic Information Systems (GIS) handle large geospatial datasets stored in raster representation. Spatial joins over raster data are important queries in GIS for data analysis and decision support. However, evaluating spatial joins can be very time intensive due to the size of these datasets. In this paper we propose a new interactive framework(More)
To support emerging database applications that deal with continuously changing (or moving) data objects (CCDOs), such as vehicles, RFIDs, and multi-stimuli sensors, one requires an efficient data management system that can store, update, and retrieve large sets of CCDOs. Although actual CCDOs can continuously change over time, computer systems cannot deal(More)
Relations between negative health effects like asthma and lung cancer and elevated levels of the environmental factors, such as air pollution, tobacco smoke and humidity, have been detected in several large scale exposure studies. Thus, public health care and service systems require the ability to track, monitor, store, and analyze individual moving(More)
Executive Summary The software industry has continued to grow over the past decade and there is now a need to provide education and hands-on training to students in various phases of software life cycle. Software design is one of the vital phases of the software development cycle. Psychological theories assert that not everybody is fit for all kind of tasks(More)
Map labeling of point-feature is the problem of placing text labels to corresponding point features on a map in a way that minimizes overlaps while satisfying basic rules for the quality. This problem is a critical problem in the applications of cartography and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). In this paper we study the fundamental issues related to(More)
Geographic information systems (GIS) must support large georeferenced data sets. Due to the size of these data sets finding exact answers to spatial queries can be very time consuming. We present an incremental refining spatial join algorithm that can be used to report query result estimates while simultaneously provide incrementally refined confidence(More)