Definition: Data conversion

UN - Geographic Information Systems

The transfer of data from one format into another. Usually data conversion refers to the translation of paper map information into digital form. In a wider sense, geographic data conversion also includes the transfer of digital information from one GIS file format into another.
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United Nations, "Handbook on Geospatial Infrastructure in Support of Census Activities", Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Statistics Division, Studies in Methods, Series F No. 103, New York, 2009
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