Sean64's Terms

outline map

Earth science; Mapping science

A map showing just enough geographic information to permit the correct placement of additional details. Outline maps correspond to what were at one time known as base maps; they ...

inverted image

Earth science; Mapping science

(1) An image which has been turned upside down, with respect to the original, so that top and bottom are interchanged but right and left sides are not. (2) An image which has ...


Earth science; Mapping science

A celestial body revolving around a sun in a nearly circular orbit. This definition excludes comets, which have highly elliptical orbits. However, it may also exclude some of ...