Terminology and Abbreviations

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Terminology and Abbreviations

GIS, like all disciplines, utilizes a wide range of terms and abbreviations, many of which have well-understood and recognized meanings. For a large number of commonly used terms online dictionaries have been developed, for example: those created by the Association for Geographic Information (AGI); the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC); and by various software suppliers. The latter includes many terms and definitions that are particular to specific products, but remain a valuable resource. Web site details for each of these are provided at the end of this Guide.