# Glossary for Geospatial Science

### Technical vocabulary defined by MicroImages

**Glossary**

**binary:** A base 2 number system that uses only the data values “0” and “1.” Each place represents a power of 2, so, for example, the decimal number 6 is represented in base 2 as 110 (= 1x4 + 1x2 + 0x1).