Access control is an important component of any database management system. Several access control models have been proposed for conventional databases. However, these models do not seem adequate for geographical databases, due to the peculiarities of geographical data. Previous work on access control models for geographical data mainly concerns raster maps (images). In this paper, we present a discretionary access control model for geographical maps. We assume that each map is composed of a set of features. Each feature is represented in one or more maps by spatial objects, described by means of different spatial properties: geometric properties, describing the shape, extension and location of the objects, and topological properties, describing the topological relationships existing among objects. The proposed access control model allows the security administrator to define authorizations against map objects at a very fine granularity level, taking into account the various spatial representations and the object dimension. The model also supports both positive and negative authorizations as well as different propagation rules that make access control very flexible.

An Authorization Model for Geographical Maps

BELUSSI, Alberto;
2004

Abstract

Access control is an important component of any database management system. Several access control models have been proposed for conventional databases. However, these models do not seem adequate for geographical databases, due to the peculiarities of geographical data. Previous work on access control models for geographical data mainly concerns raster maps (images). In this paper, we present a discretionary access control model for geographical maps. We assume that each map is composed of a set of features. Each feature is represented in one or more maps by spatial objects, described by means of different spatial properties: geometric properties, describing the shape, extension and location of the objects, and topological properties, describing the topological relationships existing among objects. The proposed access control model allows the security administrator to define authorizations against map objects at a very fine granularity level, taking into account the various spatial representations and the object dimension. The model also supports both positive and negative authorizations as well as different propagation rules that make access control very flexible.
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Geographical Information; Authorization models; Access control
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