Glossary for Geospatial Science

  Technical vocabulary defined by MicroImages

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wireframe:  A graphical representation of a two-dimensional or three-dimensional solid or surface by means of regularly-spaced, connected line segments.  The wireframe surface looks as if it had been molded by a flexible wire mesh.  Computer systems use wireframe representations for many intermediate 3D renderings because they take much less processing time to create and manipulate than a continuous-surface representation.