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World File - definition(s)

world file [data storage] A text file containing information about where an image should be displayed in real-world coordinates. When an image has a properly configured world file, GIS software can use the information (a total of six values, including the starting coordinates, the cell size in both x- and y-dimensions, and any rotation and scaling information) to accurately overlay the image with any other data already in a projected or geographic coordinate system.

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Source: esri, 14 October 2012 10:29:27, External 

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