Glossary for Geospatial Science

  Technical vocabulary defined by MicroImages

book Glossary

attribute:  A piece of information describing an element in a coordinate data object or a raster cell.  Each element in a vector, CAD, or TIN object may be assigned one or more attributes.  Element attributes include internal information and information in an associated database. Attributes can include such qualities as drawing style, element number, and classification category, such as “intermittent stream” or “wetland.”