Base map


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base map

[′bās ‚map]
(mapping)
A map having essential outlines and onto which additional geographical or topographical data may be placed for comparison or correlation. Also known as mother map.

Base map

Graphic representation of a defined area, such as a particular site, neighborhood, town, region, or state, showing legal boundaries and physical features.

base map

In urban planning, a map indicating the significant existing physical features of an area, i.e., streets, rivers, parks, railroads, etc., and serving as a foundation for all subsequent mapping.
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The Abu Dhabi City Municipality is set to launch the second phase of its Base Map project, which was originally launched in 2010 to provide a detailed representation of urban areas within the municipality's area of responsibility.
This will help with editing DXF files and other large base map files I seem to always create.
Abu Dhabi The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City announced that it is in the final stage of producing a base map depicting all urban areas within the administrative boundaries of the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City and the Western Region Municipality covering an approximate area of 18,500 square km.
With plans underway to provide broader access to the statewide base map data, the "Tennessee Map" (TNMap) will serve as the state's enterprise GIS portal and will provide federal, state, and local government users with the ability to locate GIS data through a metadata search engine, as well as view and query the base map data via a web browser.
For example, a graduate student in ecology working with distribution and protection of rare bird species walks into the Map Collection looking for digital data, constituting base map features for part of Ecuador.
By sharing Placemarks and KML files for display on the Keyhole base map, real estate professionals can dramatically accelerate the review and approval process for all transactions.
An additional consideration in the United States is that the compilation and maintenance of the national base map is a collaborative effort.
Draft your map: Trace your base map, or draw a diagram of your area to scale.
DeLorme showcased its World Base Map as a new Business Partner at the recent ESRI International User Conference in San Diego.
The project is being carried out in conjunction with the newly introduced internal mechanism that aims to ensure and sustain the continuous updating of Abu Dhabi's base map to cover daily transactions.
Rendermap created the multilayered base map that allows DataPlace to draw these variables directly onto the map before the roads and labels are merged on top.