What is a Geocell?

A geocell (or geo-cell), in terms of GIS and mapping, is a cell in a grid that has a resolution of 1 degree of latitude by 1 degree of longitude.  There are a total of 64,800 geocells covering a globe of the Earth [1].

The term geocell was coined by Gene Keyes.

Each geocell is bounded by one degree of latitude and longitude.

Each geocell is bounded by one degree of latitude and one degree of longitude.

References 

[1] Keyes, G.  1983.  Geocells and the Megamap.  Retrieved from http://www.genekeyes.com/Geocells.html

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