Definition: Spatial data

UN - Geographic Information Systems

Information about the location, dimensions and shape of, and the relationships among, geographic features. In GIS, spatial data are technically classified as points, lines, areas and raster grids.
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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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