Definition: A balanced and nested grid (BANG) file is a point access method which divides space into a nonperiodic grid. Each spatial dimension is divided by a linear hash. Cells may intersect, and points may be distributed between them.
See also twin grid file.
Note: After [GG98].
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Entry modified 17 December 2004.
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Paul E. Black, "BANG file", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Paul E. Black, ed., U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. 17 December 2004. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/bangfile.html