Glossary for Geospatial Science

  Technical vocabulary defined by MicroImages

book Glossary

X server:  The X program that manages the display and runs locally on the terminal or computer on the desktop.  The server controls output to the display, handles input, and manages the windows, draws two-dimensional graphics as needed, and sends messages.  For UNIX and Mac OS X machines, the X server for TNTmips is provided by the system vendor.  For Windows machines, MicroImages supplies its own X server.