Glossary for Geospatial Science

  Technical vocabulary defined by MicroImages

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transparent patterns:  Patterns that only partially obscure the image upon which they are superimposed are transparent.  For example, a pattern could consist of a drawing of a duck that leaves the remainder of the pattern tile transparent.  When this pattern is used to fill a polygon that contains a lake, the lake colors and features will be visible through the transparent portions of each tile.