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In computing, a set of rules or specifications established by some authority that define, for example, accuracy requirements, data exchange formats, hardware or software systems.

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 Monday, January 2, 2006