facts or even compilations of facts that do not have an original selection and arrangement


DATA.

Facts and other raw material that may be processed into useful information.

DATA BROKERAGES.

Institutions that enable users to search for previously licensed data.

DIGITAL LINE GRAPH.

Line-map information in digital form.


FOUNDATION DATA.

Geographic data at the foundation of government business: terrain (elevation) data, orthoimagery, and geodetic control (see separate definitions of the last two).

FRAMEWORK DATA.

Frequently used data in many government applications, including transportation networks; political, administrative, and census boundaries; hydrology; cadastral data; and natural resources data.


GEODETIC CONTROL.

Common reference system for establishing coordinate positions (e.g., latitude, longitude, elevation) for geographic data.

GEOGRAPHIC DATA.

Any location-based data or facts that result from observation or measurement, or are acquired by standard mechanical, electronic, optical, or other sensors.

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION.

Geographic data or works without distinction, which may encompass, but is not limited to (1) location-based measurements and observations obtained through human cognition or through such technologies as satellite remote sensing, aerial photography, Global Positioning System, and mobile technologies; and (2) location-based information transformed as images, photographs, maps, models, and other visualizations. Geographic data and works are not strictly location-based but also may include, for example, spatial relationships, descriptions or attributes of geographic features, metadata, and additional types of information that are arranged, categorized, or accessed in reference to their geographic or spatial location. Such information is typically in digital form and may be contained in databases.



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