land measurements derived from the geodetic control that defines the earth's surface
Geospatial data are defined as any data that are referenced to a location on the surface of the earth. This term is often used in place of other terms such as maps, geographic data, or spatial data. It also includes individual point or site-specific data that are referenced to a location on the earth and digital aerial imagery of the earth.
Information about the location, shape of, and relationships among geographic features, usually stored as coordinates and topology. ()