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z-Factor - definition(s)

z-factor - [coordinate systems] A conversion factor used to adjust vertical and horizontal measurements into the same unit of measure. Specifically, the number of vertical units (z-units) in each horizontal unit. For example, if a surface's horizontal units are meters and its elevation (z) is measured in feet, the z-factor is 0.3048 (the number of meters in a foot).

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Source: esri, 16 October 2012 09:22:24, External 

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