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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If the integrity and existence of the state is to carry on and its geographic entity is to survive in its current borders, bold decisions cannot be delayed any more.
There is a reality that cannot be ignored -- the Taliban are but one strand in an intertwined cord that together ties all Afghanistan as one, the Taliban alone must never be able to decide the course of the country, and Afghanistan is indivisible -- a single political and geographic entity that can never be subdivided or split into Taliban-held and non-Taliban areas.
Muslim Conference considers Kashmir State as an indivisible geographic entity, and will not be a party to any conspiracy against its unity; rather we consider such moves a step towards the division of Jammu and Kashmir which is inexpedient.
THE admission by Dominic Raab that he hadn't appreciated the "full extent" of how reliant the UK is on the Dover-Calais crossing, or the peculiar geographic entity that is the UK, should send shivers down the spine of us all.
companies that depict Taiwan as a distinct geographic entity, or that stray from Chinese policy on Tibet.
Addressing the function, Mr Haq said Pakistan was not just a geographic entity, but an ideology, which would be defended at every cost.
The Sub-Regional Fisheries Commission is an intergovernmental organization of fisheries cooperation between the seven African member states, consisting of a strong geographic entity of a population with about 25 million inhabitants.
With the disappearance of old ideological battle lines and the establishment of new trade links, a new geographic entity has started to emerge: Eurasia, the supercontinent extending from Lisbon to Shanghai or even Jakarta.
The liberation of Bangladesh was inevitable as Pakistan was an absurd geographic entity that simply could not last.
Natural function of agent: It identifies the geographic entity that was inspired by the flow of the case study.
Come what may, three things are now clear: Syria, as the political and geographic entity it once was, is no more; Putin's designs on the region, where Syria may prove just a springboard, are clear; and American whitewashing, in any form, has been totally debunked.
Tombs asks rhetorically, does a nation, ancient or modern, have some organic existence, a cultural, genetic, or geographic entity, or is it rather a political or ideological fiction, or maybe a mixture of all of these?

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