Glossary for Geospatial Science

  Technical vocabulary defined by MicroImages

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MAP-BASE:  A sample HyperIndex available to TNTmips users which graphically cross-indexes the names and geographic locations of approximately 55,000 7.5' and 15' USGS maps covering the U.S. and its territories.  This index begins with a U.S. state map.  Selections with the mouse successively display a state map index, a 1 x 1 degree index with map names displayed, and the name and latitude/longitude location of the specific map.  MAP-BASE is used as the front-end for some user HyperIndexes that retrieve and display the actual scanned maps.  It also is used in processes that retrieve nominal image maps from satellite imagery.