(data structure)

Definition: A spatial access method which splits space in hierarchically nested, possibly overlapping, boxes. The tree is height-balanced. It is similar to the R-tree, but reinserts entries upon overflow, rather than splitting.

Note: After [GG98].

Author: PEB


In Marios Hadjieleftheriou's Spatial Index Library (C++)
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Paul E. Black, "R*-tree", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Paul E. Black, ed. 22 April 2019. (accessed TODAY) Available from: