W-GIS Glossary,

Posted on Jul 2, 2007 By : Mizake Laziaf
This glossary is a sub-set of one developed by the Urban and Regional Information
Systems Association (URISA)


Window
  • Rectangular portion of a larger mapped area selected for display, for example, a rectangle surrounding Colorado and ignoring other areas in a database covering the Western U.S.
  • The defined outline of a section of an image that can be viewed simultaneously with other portions of the same or other images.
  • In spatial queries, a type of boundary for creating a selection set of all spatial features and their linked DBMS records.
  • A portion of the graphic user interface that enables you to open, close, resize, or relocate a rectangular area on the computer screen that is displaying information other than that being displayed by the spatial database (i.e. DBMS Table, edit, query, report display screens; documents in a word processor, image in a document management system).


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