Glossary for Geospatial Science

  Technical vocabulary defined by MicroImages

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raster cell:  One value in a raster.  If the raster contains geodata, such as an image or elevation surface, each raster cell corresponds to one specific area on the ground.  A raster cell value may be the elevation above sea level at one position in a survey site or the intensity of red radiation for a pixel in a video image.  For convenience, a raster cell is usually thought of as square or rectangular, although many image collection devices actually measure circular or elliptical areas.