Revista Ingenierías Universidad de Medellín
Print version ISSN 1692-3324
MORENO, Francisco; ECHEVERRI ARIAS, Jaime Alberto and MANRIQUE LOSADA, Bell. A conceptual spatio-temporal multidimensional model. Rev. ing. univ. Medellín [online]. 2010, vol.9, n.17, pp. 175-183. ISSN 1692-3324.
Today, thanks to global positioning systems technologies and mobile devices equipped with tracking sensors, and a lot of data about moving objects can be collected, e.g., spatio-temporal data related to the movement followed by objects. On the other hand, data warehouses, usually modeled using a multidimensional view of data, are specialized databases to support the decision-making process. Unfortunately, conventional data warehouses are mainly oriented to manage alphanumeric data. In this article, we incorporate temporal elements to a conceptual spatial multidimensional model resulting in a spatio-temporal multidimensional model. We illustrate our proposal with a case study related to animal migration.
Keywords : data warehouses; multidimensional models; conceptual modeling; moving objects.