Journal article

RIM: a ray intersection model for the analysis of the between relationship of spatial objects in a 2D plane

Ivan Majic, Elham Naghizade, Stephan Winter, Martin Tomko

International Journal of Geographical Information Science | Taylor & Francis | Published : 2020


The term between is frequently used to describe spatial arrangements of objects where one described core object is positioned in the space bounded by two or more peripheral objects. As such, the relation between involves spatial configurations of at least three spatial objects. However, most of the existing qualitative spatial reasoning models focus only on binary spatial relations, and there is currently no single model that enables adequate reasoning about this ternary spatial relation. This paper proposes a novel model for expressing nuanced spatial relationships between three spatial objects, called the Ray Intersection Model (RIM). RIM evaluates rays cast between two peripheral spatial ..

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