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A programming language that allows the creation of software packages that can run on multiple platforms (i.e. operating systems). Java programs, called aplets, can be sent or retrieved through the Internet to be executed on a remote computer.

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