Glossary for Geospatial Science

  Technical vocabulary defined by MicroImages

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segment:  A segment is a line or polygon that forms part or all of a glyph.  A glyph made from polygons will be filled when printed but may optionally be displayed in outline form.  A glyph made of line segments rather than polygons is known as a stroke font.  It is faster for the computer to draw a stroke font than a font made of polygons.