GIS Dictionary

Gantt chart

A project management graph that displays tasks on a schedule, often used to plan and track projects. The Gantt ...

gazetteer

A list of geographic place-names and their coordinates. Entries may include other information as well, such as area, population, or ...

GBF/DIME

Acronym for Geographic Base Files/Dual Independent Map Encoding. Vector geographic base files made for the 1970 and 1980 U.S. censuses, ...

GDI

Acronym for Graphical Device Interface. A standard for displaying and transmitting text and graphical objects output devices, such ...

genetic algorithm

A search algorithm inspired by genetics and Darwin's theory of natural selection. The algorithm goes through an iterative process ...

geocode

1 To assign a street address to a location. 2 A code representing the location of an object, ...

GeocodeServer

An ArcGIS Server software component that provides programmatic access to an address locator and performs single and batch ...

geocoding

A GIS operation for converting street addresses into spatial data that can be displayed as features on a map, ...

geocomputation

The application of computer technology to spatial problems, including problems of collecting, storing, visualizing, and analyzing spatial data, and ...

geodatabase

A database or file structure used primarily to store, query, and manipulate spatial data. Geodatabases store geometry, a ...

GeoDataServer

In ArcGIS, a coarse-grained object that represents a geodatabase. It allows software users to perform replication operations, data ...

geodesic

The shortest distance between two points on the surface of a spheroid. Any two points along a meridian form a ...

geodesy

The science of measuring and representing the shape and size of the earth, and the study of its gravitational ...

geofence

A designated boundary around a geometry that, if crossed, initiates a notification. Geofences are often used in real-time ...

geographic data

Information describing the location and attributes of things, including their shapes and representation. Geographic data is the composite of spatial ...

geography

1 The study of the earth's surface, encompassing the description and distribution of the various physical, biological, economic, and ...

geoid

A hypothetical surface representing the form the earth's oceans would take if there were no land and the water ...

geolocation

The process of creating geographic features from tabular data by matching the tabular data to a spatial location. An ...

geometry

1 The measures and properties of points, lines, and surfaces. In a GIS, geometry is used to represent ...

geomorphology

The study of the nature and origin of landforms, including relationships to underlying structures and processes of formation.

geoprocessing

A GIS operation used to manipulate GIS data. A typical geoprocessing operation takes an input dataset, performs an operation ...

GEOPUB30.DLL

An ArcView Geocoding Windows dynamic link library (DLL) for use on ArcView 3.x. It exposes additional geocoding requests ...

GeoRSS

Acronym for Geographically Encoded Objects for RSS feeds. Metadata for RSS documents that describes the location of Web content.

geostatistics

A class of statistics used to analyze and predict the values associated with spatial or spatio-temporal phenomena. Geostatistics provides ...

GIF

Acronym for Graphic Interchange Format. A low-resolution file format for image files, commonly used on the Internet. It is well-suited ...

giomgr

In ArcSDE, a process that listens for client requests to connect to the database. When it receives such ...

GIScience

Abbreviation for geographic information science. The field of research that studies the theory and concepts that ...

GlobalID

A field of type UUID (Universal Unique Identifier) in which values are automatically assigned by the geodatabase when ...

globe

1 A sphere on which a map of the earth or a celestial body is represented. Since the earth's ...

GLONASS

Acronym for Global Navigation Satellite System. The Russian counterpart of the United States Global Positioning System.

GML

Acronym for Geography Markup Language. An OpenGIS Implementation Specification designed to store and transport geographic information. GML is ...

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