Glossary for Geospatial Science

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GRASS:  Geographic Resources Analysis Support System.  A public domain GIS system developed at the U.S. Army’s Construction Engineering Research Laboratory in Urbana, Illinois.  It is now managed by the GRASS Development Team.  The system was designed for minicomputers and has since been implemented on various microcomputers.  It is a raster-based system that can interface to vector data sets for data preparation and import/export.