GIScience geographic information science

GNIS Geographic Names Information System

GOS Geospatial One-Stop

GPS Global Positioning System

IGN Institute Géographique National

ISO International Organization for Standardization

LCS Least Squares Collocation

LIDAR light detection and ranging

MSC Mapping Science Committee

NCGIA National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis

NGA National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

NGAC National Geospatial Advisory Committee

NGPO National Geospatial Program Office

NGTOC National Geospatial Technical Operations Center

NHGIS National Historical Geographic Information System

NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NRC National Research Council

NSDI National Spatial Data Infrastructure

NSF National Science Foundation

OCG Optional Content Group

OGC Open Geospatial Consortium

OS Ordnance Survey

PDF Portable document format

R&D research and development

REST Representational State Transfer

SLD styled layer descriptor

SOA Service Oriented Architecture

SOAP Simple Object Access Protocol

SPIRIT Spatially-Aware Information Retrieval on the Internet

TIGER Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing

TIN triangulated irregular network

TNM The National Map

UCD user-centered design

UCGIS University Consortium for Geographic Information Science



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