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Unit 055 - Rasters

  • Author(s): 055, CC in GIScience
  • Goodchild, Michael F.
  • Editor(s): Goodchild, Michael F.
  • Kemp, Karen K.
  • et al.

This unit covers topics including the definition of raster; raster layers, how they are sampled from reality and how they represent reality; geometry and topology of rasters and edge effects on rasters; other forms of rasters including hexagonal and curved surfaces; run length encoding; and issues about working with rasters.

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