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Geographic data and information

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Geographic data and information are defined in the ISO/TC 211 series of standards as data and information having an implicit or explicit association with a location relative to Earth.[1][2]

It is also called geospatial data and information,[citation needed] georeferenced data and information,[citation needed] as well as geodata and geoinformation.[citation needed]

Approximately 90% of government sourced data has a location component.[3] Location information (known by the many names mentioned here) is stored in a GIS (Geographic Information System).

There are also many different types of geodata, including vector files, raster files, geographic databases, web files, and multi-temporal data.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Geolexica, the authoritative glossary for geographic information technology from ISO/TC 211
  2. ^ Geolexica, the authoritative glossary for geographic information technology from ISO/TC 211
  3. ^ Romero, Melissa (2017-11-07). "New Atlas tool has everything you need to know about Philly properties". Curbed. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  4. ^ says, Samir Mera (2019-06-17). "What is Geodata? A Guide to Geospatial Data". GIS Geography. Retrieved 2019-10-10.

Further readingEdit

  • Roger A. Longhorn and Michael Blakemore (2007), Geographic Information: Value, Pricing, Production, and Consumption, CRC Press.

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