geographic entity

geographic entity

(Data West Research Agency definition: see GIS glossary.) An entity or geographic feature that occupies a position in space about which data describing the attributes of the entity and its geographic location are recorded. It is a discrete generic class with basic connectedness and interdependence as a single data set, i.e., land use as a class has separate entities of residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, etc. The class is a set of geographic entities derived from a common set of criteria, thus sharing spatial character and structure, e.g., ownership parcels, intersections, street segments, etc.
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He emphasized that this is how French President Charles De Gaul's vision for a united European space from Vancouver to Vladivostok will come into being because Europe should be seen not so much as a geographic entity but as a political and cultural union.
Naturally AWM could not have predicted the scale of the recession, credit crunch and financial disaster to befall the country, but the fact a decade later that sites like Pebble Mill in Birmingham remain largely undeveloped point to the failure of the Central Technology Belt as a geographic entity.
It is the representative function of the Ramallah government vis-a-vis the international community that creates the illusion of the "real thing", while the Gaza Strip's existence as an autarchic geographic entity renders it easy for the Gaza government to pass for sovereign.
Iraq is a geographic entity and division of Shia and Sunni Muslims, Arab and Kurd is meaningless in Iraq," Khamenei underlined.
To stop this strategy, the only avenue is to go to the UN, and place Palestine as a geographic entity, as a state," Erekat said.
This guides users in understanding what information is available and how to access it, important when trying to find a specific geographic entity from a list of 14 million.
24) The text in fact treats Palestine purely as the geographic entity to be subsequently divided, and does not suggest any particular or exclusive indigenous entitlement to it as a whole.
Laguna's depiction of Europe as a geographic entity with the spiritual link of Christianity is the main focus of the dialogue between Europa and the authorial voice.
His thesis is that the discursive construction among US foreign policy makers of Southeast Asia as a geographic entity following World War II was largely a product of American imperial objectives, including the wish for an economically strong and pro-Western Japan able to contain communism.
The American people have great thirst for information and knowledge, not just about Saudi Arabia as a geographic entity, but about Saudi people, culture, and history," Prince Turki remarked.
The country vanished from the world map in 1795 and did not appear again as a geographic entity until 1918.
I conclude by noting that North America is a geographic entity, not a monolith.

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