(data structure)

Definition: A spatial access method which splits space with hierarchically nested boxes. Objects are indexed in each box which intersects them. The tree is height-balanced.

See also R-file.

Note: After [GG98].

Author: PEB

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Entry modified 17 December 2004.
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Paul E. Black, "R+-tree", 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:

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