cell tree

(data structure)

Definition: A spatial access method where successive levels are split by arbitrary hyperplanes. Concave objects are decomposed into convex pieces. Each convex piece is indexed in every cell which it overlaps.

See also BSP-tree, R+-tree.

Note: After [GG98].

Author: PEB

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Entry modified 17 December 2004.
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