geo·​spa·​tial | \ ˌjē-ō-ˈspā-shəl How to pronounce geospatial (audio) \

Definition of geospatial

: consisting of, derived from, or relating to data that is directly linked to specific geographical locations If the data set consists of geographical information, it is called spatial (or geospatial) mining.— Paul McFedries This investigation uses … geospatial approaches to examine how changing neighborhood conditions after Hurricane Katrina affected the probability of the presence of unattended pools.— Imelda K. Moise et al.

First Known Use of geospatial

1970, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for geospatial

geo- + spatial

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“Geospatial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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