The GIS dictionary contains definitions of GIS, cartography, remote sensing, and geographic terms. Geographic concepts are defined here and are arranged alphabetically.
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Browse the GIS dictionary by alphabet
A sampling of geographic terms covered by each letter is listed.
Accuracy, aspect, atlas, attribute.
Base map, bearing, buffer.
Cadastral, cardinal points, coordinates, coverage.
Data dictionary, data mining, datum, draping.
Entities, equal area projection.
Generalizations, geographic coordinates, geography, geoid, geodesy, Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
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Magnetic north, map, maptivism, and multispectral.
National Map Accuracy Standards (NMAS)
Panchromatic, precision, projection.
Remote sensing, representational fraction.
Scale, shapefile, slope.
Theme, topology, transactional geography, triangulation.
Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM)
Way points, weird polygons.
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