Glossary for Geospatial Science

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continuous data:  Data in a raster object is said to be continuous if it can be represented by a three-dimensional surface such that intermediate values can always be derived with meaningful results.  Example: an elevation raster has continuous data because an elevation of 400 and an elevation of 500 can fairly be averaged to assign an intermediate elevation of 450.