Definition: Edgematch

UN - Geographic Information Systems

A manual or automated editing technique in a GIS that matches shared features that were digitized from adjacent map sheets. Edgematching may be necessary, for instance, to connect roads or administrative unit boundaries after joining maps that were digitized separately.
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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