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**map algebra** - [data analysis] A language that defines a syntax for combining map themes by applying mathematical operations and analytical functions to create new map themes. In a map algebra expression, the operators are a combination of mathematical, logical, or Boolean operators (+, >, AND, tan, and so on), and spatial analysis functions (slope, shortest path, spline, and so on), and the operands are spatial data and numbers.

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*Source: esri, 04 June 2012 08:57:49, http://support.esri.com/en/knowledgebase/GISDictionary/term/abbreviation *

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