AGI GIS Dictionary

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AGI GIS Dictionary This online dictionary of GIS terms was created by AGI and the University of Edinburgh. The dictionary includes definitions for 980 terms and 52 diagrams compiled from a variety of sources which either relate directly to GIS or which GIS users may come across.

Babylon Translation Look-up Geography Dictionary

Babylon Translation Look-up Geography Dictionary Geography Dictionary

Geography is an umbrella term for a variety of fields of study including the following: Geophysics, Climatology, Oceanography, among many others.

This list of Geography related dictionaries features an specialised and comprehensive collection of terminologies, acronyms, abbreviations, countries' facts and figures, and more.

* CIA World Factbook 2005
* Glossary Of Geography
* Physical Geography Terms and Meanings
* World Ports Directory
* Oceanographic, Meteorologal & Climatologal abbreviations and acronyms
* Cave and Karst Terminology
* National Wild and Scenic Rivers
* Country Data Codes

ESRI Glossary of GIS Terms

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ESRI Glossary of GIS Terms ESRI have produced a free online GIS glossary and a dictionary of GIS terminology which may be purchased from their online store.

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC)

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Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Comprehensive glossary of GIS terms.

Most of the terms and definitions are from Department of Commerce, 1992, Spatial Data Transfer Standard (SDTS) (Federal Information Processing Standard 173): Washington: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology.


Geocommunity GeoCommunity provide a free online GIS glossary, which can be accessed from their web site.

Open Geospatial Consortium's (OGC) Glossary of Terms

Open Geospatial Consortium The OGC Glossary of Terms covers almost everything to do with “the attributes and geometries of features and phenomena on or near the Earth's surface” and the digital processes employed to make such data useful.

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley The University of California, Berkeley has created a dictionary of abbreviations and acronyms in geographic information systems, cartography and remote sensing.

University of Colorado, Boulder

University of Colorado, Boulder University of Colorado, Boulder has created a glossary of geographically-related terms which is available online.

University of Texas, Austin

University of Texas, Austin University of Texas, Austin glossary of cartographic terms is freely available from their web site.

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