Introduction (What, Why and Where Spatial Data Mining)
Used for mining data in spatial databases and databases with huge amounts of data.
Spatial data is defined as distance-related data in an object.
- A spatial object contains both spatial and non-spatial data.
- A spatial object is stored using spatial indexes e.g. R-Trees etc.
A spatial database stores spatial objects and spatial relationships between these objects.
Spatial Data Mining is used for knowledge discovery in areas e.g. Geographical Information Systems (GIS)