a doctrine that regards geographical conditions as the determining or molding agency of group life.
- Geographic information system
Geographic Information System (jē’ə-grāf’ĭk) A computer application used to store, view, and analyze geographical information, especially maps. application (GIS) A computer system for capturing, storing, checking, integrating, manipulating, analysing and displaying data related to positions on the Earth’s surface. Typically, a GIS is used for handling maps of one kind or another. These might be […]
- Geographic mile
geographic mile See nautical mile.
- Geographic north
noun 1. another name for true north geographic north The direction from any point on Earth toward the North Pole. Also called true north. Compare magnetic north.
noun, Navigation. 1. the distance at which a certain light, as that of a lighthouse, is visible to the eye at a given elevation, assuming that the weather is clear and that the light is sufficiently powerful to be visible from any point at which it appears above the horizon.