Questions tagged [terminology]

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What is a shaved polygon?

Just trying to find a definition. I was asked this in an interview and I assumed it was a polygon created by incorrectly modifying a another polygon in a coverage. According to my best googling ...
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What is difference between BLOB and tile in GeoPackage?

I'm new to GeoPackage, but wrote some code that will read an image file into a buffer and I then insert that buffer into the GeoPackage as a BLOB. The image files are GeoTIFFs which contain latitude, ...
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What's the difference between classification/clustering and zoning?

A week ago I had an exam and there was a question: What are the main steps of zoning in a GIS? I didn't understand the question and asked the instructor what does she mean by zoning (in ...
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What is the term for creating a network from scratch?

As part of my PhD, I developed a simple way of creating a road network splitting up collected coordinates based on where they cross. I know the standard method is to use a shapefile (or similar) as ...