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Encoding - definition(s)

encoding - [data conversion] The recording or reformatting of data into a computer format. Data may be encoded to reduce storage, increase security, or to transfer it between systems using different file formats. In GIS, analog graphic data, such as paper maps and images, are encoded into computer formats by scanning or digitizing.

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Source: esri, 12 April 2012 10:21:28, External   

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