Glossary for Geospatial Science

  Technical vocabulary defined by MicroImages

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rectification:  Removing geometric distortion from a raster or a vector object.  Rectification is usually achieved by aligning raster features or vector coordinate positions with features in a base map or other coordinate reference framework.  Rectification may be used to bring several distorted image segments into a common framework so they can be combined into a larger image.