“Hanan Samet is the dean of “spatial indexing... This book is encyclopedic... this book will be invaluable for those of us who struggle with spatial data, scientific datasets, graphics, vision problems involving volumetric queries, or with higher dimensional datasets common in data mining.
- From the foreword by Jim Gray, Microsoft Research
“Samet’s book on multidimensional and metric data structures is the most complete and thorough presentation on this topic. It has broad coverage of material from computational geometry, databases, graphics, GIS, and similarity retrieval literature. Written by the leading authority on hierarchical spatial representations, this book is a “must have for all instructors, researchers, and developers working and teaching in these areas.
- Dinesh Manocha, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“To summarize, this book is excellent! It’s a very comprehensive survey of spatial and multidimensional data structures and algorithms, which is badly needed. The breadth and depth of coverage is astounding and I would consider several parts of it required reading for real time graphics and game developers.
- Bretton Wade, University of Washington and Microsoft Corp.
“It’s a truly encyclopedic book on data structures for accelerating all sorts of 3D queries.
- Hector Yee, Hectorgon - A Graphics Programming Blog, October 18, 2006