Architecting the spatial enablement of a film location database for enhanced geographic analysis and query
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[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] The Missouri Film Commission hosts data and resources that producers of film and video need in order to choose locations. This data includes only text-based information with addresses being an example. This web-based film location search engine provides a system that allows users to perform geospatial queries against the data sets, and represent them visually in a format that is easily understood and recognizable. Over the past few years the internet has led to the increased demand in the ability to access data and manipulate it to provide useful representations of information. Humans, by their very nature, are unable to process large volumes of information and perform complex queries such as locating places from many different sets of points within a certain distance from another point. As such, there is need for a system that is able to respond to the needs of -users in a near real-time fashion, whilst remaining able to process data from different sources. The system must allow the inclusion of data as it is added to the database by end-users and maintain a structure that is still optimized for querying yet not limiting the availability of the data.
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