This article originally appeared in Geospatial Solutions Magazine's Net Results column of September 1, 2003. Other Net Results articles about the role of emerging technologies in the exchange of spatial information are also online.

1. Introduction and Glossary   2. Whether, Not When   3. Practical Theory   4. Future Directions

Future directions

With such varied samples, its hard to anticipate the most promising new spatio-temporal research areas. The researchers themselves were willing to share their opinions heavily cited was the integration of sensor network data into a spatio-temporal framework. And, truth be told, one future direction we all had in mind was where in the world the Ninth International Symposium on Spatial and Temporal Databases will take place. If you like the idea of a beach resort 45 minutes south of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, then well see you there in August 2005!


1. Introduction and Glossary   2. Whether, Not When   3. Practical Theory   4. Future Directions