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Vagueness - definition(s)

vagueness - [uncertainty] In GIS, a state of uncertainty in data classification that exists when an attribute applies to an indeterminate Quality_ of an object or describes an indefinite quantity. For example, the classification of an area of land as the range of golden-winged warblers (a rare species of bird) is vague for two reasons. The area populated by the birds is indefinite: it is changing constantly and can never be precisely defined. The term "range" is also somewhat vague since the birds migrate and occupy the territory for only part of the year.

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Source: esri, 24 September 2012 09:05:14, External 

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