raster graphics

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raster graphics

[′ras·tər ¦graf·iks]
(computer science)
A computer graphics coding technique which codes each picture element of the picture area in digital form. Also known as bit-mapped graphics.

raster graphics

(graphics)
Computer graphics in which an image is composed of an array of pixels arranged in rows and columns.

Opposite: vector graphics.
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A base layer can be in either a vector or raster format, but only vector data can serve as query layers.
In a raster format [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 2a OMITTED], each map layer is represented by a matrix of grid cells, with horizontal rows usually aligned in an east-west direction and the vertical columns aligned in a north-south direction (Aronoff, 1989).
Trusted as a raster format by geospatial professionals since 1992 and supported in virtually all GIS applications, MrSID is the highest quality file format with the most advanced compression technology available.
Added support to interpret and output to HP's new PCLm/PCLmS printer language and IEEE's Printer Work Group's multi-page PWG Raster format.
This new Cohesia module allows users to call out important product requirements on an engineering drawing that has been saved in a raster format such as TIFF or PDF.
Zenographics' Zx is a high-speed imaging subsystem that renders high-resolution data at hundreds of pages per minute utilizing an innovative compressed continuous tone raster format.
The project will entail drawing and/or modifying existing engineering drawings in a CAD vector and raster format.
We are committed to increase the number of logs available in digital and raster format.
Their extensive well log database in North America combined with their unique delivery system (LOG-LINE(R)), a leading well log interpretation software package (smartSECTION(R)), and the first depth calibrated raster format in industry (smartRASTER(R)) provide the total well log solution for customers.
The latest version of Field View brings significant new functionality to the product, including support for LizardTech's MrSID raster format, which allows users to employ continuous tone high-resolution raster files as backdrop graphics to their vector data.
The final product is processed into TIFF raster format, and is compatible with most GIS and mapping software applications.
Expanded data output methods - WebMap and WebEnterprise now support a new raster format for publishing on the Web, PNG.