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Title: The Gaea Project: An Overview

Author(s): N.I. Hachem and M.A. Gennert, Computer Science Department, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA 01609

Source: Proc. Gulf of Maine Data and Information Systems Wkshp., RARGOM Report 93-1, D.K. Phelps et. al. (eds.), pp.191-197, Durham, NH, Nov. 1993.

Abstract: This paper describes the Gaea System, a Spatio-Temporal Database Management System under development at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The long-term goal of the Gaea project is to develop an extensible, object-oriented data management and analysis system to be used by researchers in the field of global change. The current goal is to develop a prototype, which can be used by geographers in a user-friendly manner, yet permits integration of heterogeneous and complex data types, and interactive development of sophisticated methods for data analysis, prediction, and display. Focus is on the object manipulation and analysis aspects of the system, and the management of ``meta-data,'' that is, data about the data.

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