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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about geospatial

Time Traveler for geospatial

Time Traveler

The first known use of geospatial was in 1970

See more words from the same year

Statistics for geospatial

Last Updated

27 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Geospatial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

Comments on geospatial

What made you want to look up geospatial? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

More Confusing Words—Quiz

  • cats on impossible timber
  • The magician ______ moved the selected card to the top of the deck.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!