Resource Types: geospatial data


Discrete geospatial data are usually represented using vector data consisting of points, lines and polygons, while continuous geospatial data are usually represented by raster data, consisting of a grid of cells that each has its own value. Any number of applications in a wide range of areas produce geospatial data, such as GIS, Remote Sensing equipment, GPS units, archaeological total stations, manual mapping and computer-aided design (CAD), in a number of formats, including images, vector, text, and tabular data. Vector-based geospatial data include tables listing archaeological sites along with their coordinates, text-based files (e.g., XML) containing coordinates and topology for historic road networks, voting figures for political parties by administrative area. Raster-based geospatial data include satellite images, aerial photographs, scanned maps, and digital maps of elevations, vegetation, land-use, sea surface temperatures, air pollution, soil-types, etc. [Source:]


Preferred Labels

  • Geodaten (Deutsch)
  • coğrafi uzamsal veri (Türkçe)
  • dades geoespacials (Català)
  • dados geoespaciais (Português)
  • dati geospaziali (Italiano)
  • datos geoespaciales (Español)
  • donnée géospatiale (Français)
  • geoprostorski podatki (Slovenščina)
  • geospatial data (English)
  • geospatiale gegevens (Nederlands)
  • paikkatieto (Suomi)
  • геопространственные данные (Русский)
  • 地理空間データ (日本語)
  • 地理空间数据 (中文)

Alternate Labels

  • dades geogràfiques (Català)
  • jeo uzamsal veri (Türkçe)
  • locatie data (Nederlands)

Broader Concepts