geographic vertical

geographic vertical

[¦jē·ə¦graf·ik ′vərd·ə·kəl]
(geodesy)
A line perpendicular to the surface of the geoid; it is the direction in which the force of gravity acts.
(mapping)
The direction of a line normal to the surface of the geoid. Also known as map vertical.
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Taobao Mall aims to raise the standards of the online retail experience for Chinese consumers and the key is to re-organize the e-commerce value chain in accordance to the unique characteristics of each product or geographic vertical," said Daniel Zhang, CFO of Taobao.

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