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The GEO VIEW design: a relational database approach to geographical data handling

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The GEO VIEW design: a relational database approach to geographical data handling. / Waugh, T.; Healey, Richard.

In: International Journal of Geographical Information Science, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1987, p. 101-118.

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Waugh, T & Healey, R 1987, 'The GEO VIEW design: a relational database approach to geographical data handling', International Journal of Geographical Information Science, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 101-118. https://doi.org/10.1080/02693798708927798

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Waugh, T., & Healey, R. (1987). The GEO VIEW design: a relational database approach to geographical data handling. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 1(2), 101-118. https://doi.org/10.1080/02693798708927798

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Waugh T, Healey R. The GEO VIEW design: a relational database approach to geographical data handling. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. 1987;1(2):101-118. https://doi.org/10.1080/02693798708927798

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Waugh, T. ; Healey, Richard. / The GEO VIEW design: a relational database approach to geographical data handling. In: International Journal of Geographical Information Science. 1987 ; Vol. 1, No. 2. pp. 101-118.

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