Glossary for Geospatial Science

  Technical vocabulary defined by MicroImages

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virtual display:  A display management scheme that displays as much of an image as will fit on the monitor, while buffering the rest of the image in a temporary file from a RAM disk or the hard drive.  The user never needs to give new file information in order to access another portion of the image.  A virtual display works like a window that can slide anywhere on a raster object.  How quickly it moves depends on the hardware available.