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(a) A geographic information system (GIS) function that determines a point location based on an address.

(b) The process of assigning geographic codes to features in a digital database.

Source Publication:
Handbook on Geographic Information Systems and Digital Mapping, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 79, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Statistics Division, New York, 2000, Annex VI - Glossary.

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Friday, July 26, 2002

Last updated on Wednesday, March 5, 2003