Glossary for Geospatial Science

  Technical vocabulary defined by MicroImages

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georeference or geographic calibration:† Information that relates raster cells or vector/CAD elements to a specified coordinate system or map projection.† The RVC file format keeps the information needed to relate every raster cell or vector coordinate point to some geographic coordinate system (like a particular map projection) in subobjects associated with the parent object.† Geographic calibration may be established when creating an object (like extracting an image map from a Landsat or SPOT satellite image).† Calibration can also be added to an existing object either by entering control points or by associating it with some calibrated object (like overlaying a calibrated vector to calibrate a raster).† An RVC subobject identifies a calibrated objectís map projection.