Glossary for Geospatial Science

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defaults:  The start-up settings for a system or an individual process.  In TNTmips the defaults are usually automatically set to be the most probable value desired if the process is to be repeated either immediately or at some indefinite future date.  Many TNTmips defaults are set to the last value, raster object, position, or other parameter used.  Some defaults are always reset to a selected condition, regardless of the last choice, in order to prevent inadvertent destruction of valuable results and data sets.  For example, the location of a new output raster object will not usually default to an existing object to avoid accidentally overwriting it.  Well thought out defaults are one of the simplest and most easily incorporated forms of artificial intelligence that can exist in a system.