The implementation of a Qualitative Trajectory Calculus (QTC) in a Geographical Information System, for representing, analysing, querying and simulating data about moving objects

01 October 2007 → 30 September 2011
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Applied mathematics in specific fields
    • Artificial intelligence
  • Social sciences
    • Cognitive science and intelligent systems
  • Engineering and technology
    • Geomatic engineering
implementation spatiotemporal data Qualitative Trajectory Calculus (QTC) GIS (Geographical Informations System)
Project description

The project aims the development of a GIS tool for representing and querying spatiotemporal data in an adequate way. The theoretical staring point for the research is the Qualitative Trajectory Calculus (QTC) and its derivatives. The research comprises five stages: a preliminary, exploratory study (1), the fundamental implementation (2), the implementation (3), elaboration of case studies (4) and assimilation of the results into a PhD thesis.