GIS Dictionary | Letter H

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Hydrography
Database representing the location of water bodies and flow lines.

Hyperlocal Cartography
Mapping at the macro scale.  For example, a map of a neighborhood.

Hyperspectral Imagery
Useful for classifying material types on the Earth’s surface – beneficial in agriculture and forestry management, mineral exploration, environmental monitoring and national security activities.

Hypsography
Lines connecting points of equal elevation on the surface of the earth. From the Greek word “Hypso” meaning height.

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