GIS Abbreviations: A-D

GIS (Geographic Information System) commonly used terminology abbreviations.

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A. Acre; Auto house or private garage
A IN B Auto in basement
AA Automobile Assn.
AAA Agricultural Adjustment Administration; American Automobile Assn.
AACR Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules
AACR2 Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules 2d. ed.
AACCCM Anglo-American Cataloguing Committee for Cartographic Materials
AAES American Assn. of Engineering Societies
AAG Assn. of American Geographers
AAGS American Assn. for Geodetic Surveying
AAG Assn. of American Geographers
AAPG American Assn. of Petroleum Geologists
AARLS Arkansas Assn. of Registered Land Surveyors
AARS Asian Assn. on Remote Sensing
AASG American Assn. of State Geologists
AASP American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists
AB Air base
ABAG Assn. of Bay Area Governments (California)
ABET Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.
ABN American Bank Note Company
ABS Australian Bureau of Statistics
ABSM Alberta Bureau of Surveying and Mapping
Abzw Abzweigstelle
AC Aerospace Center; Air Corps; American Cartographer (journal)
A.C. Antonio Castro
A/C Aircraft
ACA American Cartographic Assn.; American Conservation Assn.; Automovil Club Argentino; Aerial Cartographics of America (Firm)
ACACC Assn. des cartoth`eques et archives cartographiques du Canada = Assn. of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives
ACAPS Automated Chart Production System (C&GS)
ACC Assn. des cartoth`eques et archives du Canada = Assn. of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives; Academia de Ciencias de Cuba
ACC Association canadienne de cartographie
AC&C Office of Aeronautical Charting and Cartography (U.S.)
ACCDTS Advisory Committee on Canadian Digital Toponymic Services
AccuDEM High-accuracy DEM
Accu-DRAPE High-accuracy DEM Draped Images
ACD Aeronautical Charting Division (C&GS)
ACDDS Advanced Cartographic Data Digitizing System
ACE Advanced Cartographic Equipment; Advanced Cartographic Environment (PCI Carto Inc.)
ACEC American Consulting Engineers Council
ACG Association canadienne des geographes; Address Coding Guides
ACI Assn. Cartographique Internationale = International Cartographic Assn.
ACIC Aeronautical Chart and Information Center (U.S.); Automated Cartographic Information Center (Univ. of Minnesota Library)
ACIU Central Interpretation Unit (Royal Air Force, Great Britain)
ACLS Assn. of Canadian Lands Surveyors
ACM Assn. for Computing Machinery
ACMGIS Assn. for Computing Machinery Geographic Information Systems
ACML Assn. of Canadian Map Libraries
ACMLA Assn. of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives
ACMS Automated Census Mapping System
Assn. for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Graphics
ACOE Army Corps of Engineers (U.S.)
ACRES Australian Centre for Remote Sensing
ACRS Asian Conference on Remote Sensing
ACS Advanced Cartographic Systems; Agricultural Cooperative Service; Automated Cartographic Systems; Automatic chemical sprinklers; Attitude Control Subsystem (Landsat); American Community Survey (USBC)
ACSAD Arab Center for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands
ACSC Automobile Club of Southern California
ACSM American Congress on Surveying and Mapping
ACSTTO Assn. of Certified Survey Technicians and Technologists of Ontario
ACT Administration du Cadastre et de la Topographie (Luxembourg); Australian Capital Territory
AD Administrative Division (USGS); Aeronautical data
A/D Analog to digital
ADAC Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club
ADAR Airborne Data Acquisition and Registration (Positive Systems, Inc.)
ADC Alexandria Drafting Company; American Digital Cartography Inc
ADDA American Design Drafting Assn.
ADE AutoCAD Data Extension
ADEO Advanced Earth Observing Satellite
ADEPT Alexandria Digital Earth Prototype
ADF Application Development Facility (GeoVision Corp.)
ADFG Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game
ADI Areas of Dominent Influence (USBC TIGER)
ADK Arealdatakontoret (Denmark)
ADL Alexandria Digital Library
Adm. Admiral; Admiralty
ADM1 First-order administrative division
ADM2 Second-order administrative division
ADNR Alaska Dept. of Natural Resources
ADOT Arizona Dept. of Transportation
ADOTPF Alaska Dept. of Transportation and Public Facilities
ADP Automated data processing
ADPDP Alaska Division of Policy Development and Planning
ADR Aerial Data Reduction Associates Inc.
ADRG ARC-digitized raster graphics (USDMA)
ADRGs Arc digitized raster graphics(USDMA)
ADSL Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line
Ad. St. Aldolf Stieler
ADT Advanced Data Technologies, Inc.; Abstract Data Type
AdV Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Vermessungsverwaltungen der Lander der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
ADW Agricultural drainage well
ADWR Arizona Dept. of Water Resources
A/E Architectural/engineering
A&E Architect and Engineering
AEC Architecture, engineering and construction
AED Analysis and Evaluation Div.
AEF Alliance for Environmental Education
AEG Association of Engineering Geologists
AEI Aerial Exposure Index
AEIDC Arctic Environmental Information Data Center
AEM Atmospheric Explorer Mission
AERS Advanced Earth Resources Satellite
AES Analysis and Evaluation Staff
AESE Association of Earth Science Editors
Aest. Aestuarium = Estuary
AFA American Forestry Assn.; Automatic fire alarm
AFB Air Force base; Aerial FotoBank (Firm)
AFCEA Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Assn.
AFFRC Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Center (Japan)
AFI American Forest Inst.
AfRL Akademie fur Raumforschung und Landesplanung (Germany)
AFS Air Force station
AFT Ambiguity function technique
AG Attorney General
AGC Assn. Geologique du Canada; Arkansas Geological Commission
AGCHO Afghan Geodesy and Cartography Head Office
AGCO Afghan Geodesy and Cartography Office
AGDS Automated Graphics Digitizing System
AGI American Geological Inst.; Assn. for Geographic Information (London); Analytical Graphics, Inc.
AGIC Alabama Geographic Information Council; Arizona Geographic Information Council
AGIS Automated Geographic Information System
Agriculture and Resources Inventory Surveys through Aerospace Remote Sensing
AGS American Geographical Society; Alberta Geological Survey
AGSO Australian Geological Survey Organisation
AGSS American Geographical and Statistical Society
AGU American Geophysical Union
AHAP Alaska High-altitude Aerial Photography (program)
AHCPR U.S. Agency for Health Care and Policy Research
AHDAS Adaptable Hydrologic Data Acquisition System
AHRS Attitude and Heading Reference System
AHS Automated Highway System
AI Artificial intelligence; Appraisal Inst.
AIA American Inst. of Architects
AI/ANA American Indian/Alaska Native Area
AIC Australian Institute of Cartographers
AICP American Inst. of Certified Planners
AID Agency for International Development; Aeronautical information data
AIH American Inst. of Hydrology
AILESP American Indian Lands Environmental Support Project
AIMS Airborne Integrated Mapping System; Automated Investigation Measurement System (Nikon)
AIPG American Inst. of Professional Geologists
AIPP Ambroziak Infinite Perspective Projection
AIR American Indian reservation
AIREA American Inst. of Real Estate Appraisers
AIRS Atmospheric infrared sounder
AISH Assn. Internationale des Sciences Hydrologiques = International Assn. of Hydrological Sciences
AK Alaska
AL Alabama
Ala. Alabama
ALA American Library Assn.
ALAE Atmospheric LymanAlpha Emissions
ALARS Alaska Land and Resources System
ALI Advanced Land Imager
ALIS Automated Land Information System (TVA)
ALMRS Automated Land and Mineral Record System (US BLM)
ALOHA Aerial Locations of hazardous Atmospheres (model)
ALP Automated Lands Project
Alt. Altitude
ALTA American Land Title Assn.
ALTM Airborne Laser Terrain Mapper (Optech)
ALTMS Airborne Laser Topographic Mapping System
AM Automated Mapping
AMA Associacion Mexicana Automovilistica
AMAD Airborne Missions and Applications Division (NASA-Ames Research Center)
AMAP Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program
AMC Assn. Mineralogique du Canada; Australian Map Circle Inc.
AME Aero-Metric Engineering Inc.
AM/FM Automated mapping/facilities management
AMG Australian Map Grid
AMI Applied Mapping Inc.
AMIE Airglow Measurements of Infrared Measurements Emissions
AMIS Aviation Management Information System
AMISAR Active Microwave ImagerSynthetic Aperture Radar
AML ARC Macro Language
AMPS Automatic Mapping and Planning System
AMS Army Map Service; American Meteorological Society; Attitude Measurement Sensor; Automated Mapping System
AMSD Adjusted Mapping Support Data
AMSR Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer
An. Anno = year
A.N.A. Asociacion Nacional Automovilistica (Mexico)
ANARE Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions
ANTGS Alaska Natural Gas Transportation System
ANMS Automated Notice to Mariners System
ANOVA Analyses of variance
ANRC Alaska Native Regional Corp.
ANSI American National Standards Inst.
ANV Alaska Native village
ANVSA Alaska Native village statistical area
ANWR Alaska National Wildlife Refuge
ANZLIC Australia New Zealand Land Information Council
AO Area of Operations
AOA Allen Osborne Associates, Inc.
AODC Australian Oceanographic Data Centre
AOIPS Atmospheric and Oceanographic Image Processing System
AOL America On Line
AOLS Assn. of Ontario Land Surveyors
AOML Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
AOO American Oceanographic Organization
AOSS Ashtech Office Suite for Survey
AP Analytical Plotter
APA American Planning Assn.
APCA Air Pollution Control Assn.
APCM Aerial Photography Contract Management System
APD Automated Plat Design (ConneXt, Inc.)
A.P.D.R. Avec privilege du Roi = By license of the King
APEGGA Assn. of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta
APFO Aerial Photography Field Office (USDA)
API American Petroleum Inst.; Application programming interface
APIS Aerial Photography Information System
APMI Aerial Photography Micrographic Index System (USGS)
Apo. Apogee
APPSR Aerial Photography Progress Summary Report
APQF Aerial Photography Quad File
APR Airborne Profile Recorder
APSR Aerial Photography Summary Record
APSRS Aerial Photography Summary Record System (USGS)
APT Automatic picture transmission; Area proportional to
APTS Aerial Profiling of Terrain System
APWA American Public Works Assn.
APWWA American Public Water Works Assn.
AR Arkansas
ARA Address Register Area; Algemeen Rijksarchief (Netherlands)
ARAMCO Arabian American Oil Company
Arb. Arbeiter
ARC Ames Research Center (NASA); Appalachian Regional Commission
ARCC American Rivers Conservation Council
ArcFM Arc Facilities Manager (ESRI)
Arch. Architect; Architecture
ARG American Resources Group
ARIS Alabama Resource Information System; Arizona Resources Information System
Ark. Arkansas
ARM Administracion de Recursos Minerales (Panama); Airborne Remote Mapping
ARMIS Arkansas Resource Management Information System
Arr. Arrondissement
ARRSTC Asian Regional Remote Sensing Training Centre
ARS Agricultural Research Service
ARSC Australian Remote Sensing Conference
ARSP Applied Remote Sensing Program (Univ. of Arizona)
Artil. Artillery
ARZ AutoRestricted Zone
AS Anti-spoofing; Area source; automatic sprinklers
A-S Anti-spoofing
ASA American Standards Assn.
ASAP Advanced Scientific Array Processor; Agricultural Sciences Advisory Panel
ASB. CL. Asbestos-covered frame building
ASC American Society of Cartographers
ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers
ASCF Ames Satellite Communications Facility
ASCIE American Standard Code for Information Exchange
ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange
ASCLA Assn. of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ALA)
ASCP America Society of Consulting Planners
ASCS Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (USDA)
ASDD Australian Spatial Data Directory
ASDI Australian Spatial Data Infrastructure
ASEE American Society for Engineering Education
ASFE Assn. of Soil and Foundation Engineers
ASFPM Assn. of State Floodplain Managers
ASGA Assn. des Services Geologiques Africains
ASHTD American Assn. of State Highway and Transportation Officials
ASI Analytical Surveys, Inc.
ASLA American Society of Landscape Architects
ASLO American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
ASMC Alaska Surveying and Mapping Conference
ASO Australian Survey Office
ASP American Society of Photogrammetry; Application service provider
ASPG American Society for Professional Geographers

Alabama Society of Professional Land Surveyors; Alaska Society of Professional Land Surveyors
ASPRS American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
ASPS Arkansas Society of Professional Surveyors
ASRL Atmospheric Sciences Research Laboratory
Ass. Association
Assn. Association
AST Atlantic Standard Time; Automated Summary Tables
ASTM American Society for Testing Materials
AT Aero-Triangulation
ATC Air Target Chart; Advance Technology Corp.
ATID Attribute ID
Arizona Transportation Information System (ADOT)
ATKIS Amtliches Topographisch-Kartographisches Informationssystem
ATM Adaptive triangular mesh
ATR1 Automatic Target Recognition module (Leica)
ATS Advanced Technology Satellite; Applications Technology Satellite; Automated Technical Systems (Firm)
AU Astronomical unit
AURISA Australasian Urban and Regional Information Systems Assn.
AUSDEC Australasian Data Exchange Centre
AUSLIG Australian Surveying and Land Information Group
Av. Avenue
AV Audio-visual
AVCA Audio-visual and Cartographic Archives Div., National Archives of Canada
Ave. Avenue
AVHRR Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
AVI Audio Visual Interleave
AVIRIS Advanced Visible/InfraRed Imaging Spectrometer
AVL Automatic Vehicle Location
AVNIR Advanced Visible and Near Infrared Radiometer
AVO Audio/visual object; Amplitude Versus Offset
AVRI Arizona Vegetation Resource Inventory
AVS Application Visualization System (Visual Systems, Inc.)
AWAR Area weighted average resolution
AWG Association for Women Geoscientists
AWIPS Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System
AWMC Ancient World Mapping Center
AWMSAS ArcView Marine Spill Analysis System
AWRA American Water Resources Assn.
AWS Air Weather Service
AWWA American Water Works Assn.
AZ Arizona
A.Z. Alexander Zakreski
AzMAP Arizona Mapping Advisory Council

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B Bulletin
B&L Boggs and Lewis
BA Booksellers Assn. of Great Britain & Ireland
BAAMA Bay Area Automated Mapping Assn.
BADGER Bay Area Digital GeoResource
Badan Koordinasi Survey dan Pemetaan Nasional (Indonesia) = National Coordination Agency for Surveying and Mapping (Indonesia)
Banobras Banco Nacional de Obras y Servicios Publicos (Mexico)
BAOR British Army of the Rhine
BARCIS BARCode Information System
BARD San Francisco Bay Area Regional Database
BARP Bundesamt fur Raumplanung (Switzerland)
BART Bay Area Rapid Transit District (California)
BAS British Antarctic Survey
BASIC Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code; Bay Area Shared Information Consortium
BASINS Better Assessment Science Integrating Point and Nonpoint Systems (USEPA)
BB Band-by-band; Blattbereich
BBS Bulletin board system
BC British Columbia; Ballistic camera; Bureau of the Census (U.S.)
BCDC Bay Conservation and Development Commission
BCGS Board of Coast and Geodetic Survey (Philippines)
BCH Beach
BCSS Battlefield Command Support System (Australian Army)
BDET Bengston, DeBell, Elkin & Titus Ltd.
BDG Bridge
Bdy Boundary
BE Brick enclosed elevator
BEA Bernhard, Eisenbraun and Associates
B.E.F. British Expeditionary Force
BEG Bureau of Economic Geology (Texas)
BEICIP Bureau d'Etudes Industrielles et de Cooperation de l'Institut Francais du Petrole
bes. besonders
Betrbf Betriebsbahnhof
BETS Brunson Electronic Triangulation System
BEV Bundesamt fur Eich- und Vermessungswesen (Austria)
BfGR Bundesanstalt fur Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (Germany)
BfLR Bundesanstalt fur Landeskunde und Raumentwicklung (Germany)
BG Block group
BGC Business Geographics Conference
BGHT Bight
BGN Board on Geographic Names (U.S.)
BGS British Geological Survey
Bgw. Bergwerk = mine
Bhf. Bahnhof = Railway station
BHS Boston Harbor Software, Inc.
BI Big Idea (NIMA); Business intelligence
BIA Bureau of Indian Affairs (U.S.)
BICI Book item contribution identifier
BIL Band Interleaved by Line
BIOMAPS Biodiversity Mapping for Protection and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources
BIOTROP Regional Center for Tropical Biology (Indonesia)
BIP Band Interleaved by Pixel
Bl. Boulevard
BLDG Building
BLG Binary line generalization
BLIS Brownfields Location Information System (Wisconsin Dept. of Commerce)
BLM Bureau of Land Management (U.S.)
BLOB Binary large object
BLPU Basic land and property unit
BLS Bahamas Lands and Surveys Dept.
BLT Bundesamt fur Landestopographie (Switzerland)
BLVA Bayerisches Landesvermessungsamt
Blvd. Boulevard
BM Bench mark; Bureau of Mines
BMA Botswana Ministry of Agriculture
BMAC Bactria Margiana Archaeology Complex
BMDO Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (U.S.)
BMG Bureau of Mines and Geosciences (Philippines)
.BMP Bitmapped image format (Microsoft Corp.)
BMR Bureau of Mineral Resources (Australia, Papua New Guinea)
BMW Barclay Mapworks, Inc.
BN Biblioth`eque Nationale
BNA Block numbering area
BND Stream bend
BNDT Base nationale de donnees topographiques (Canada)
BNPC Bathymetric navigation planning chart
BNPD Bivariate Normal Probability Density
BOA Building omission area
BOC Bureau of the Census
BOFRS Books and Open-File Report Section (USGS)
BOLS BADGER On-line Service
BOM Bureau of Mines
BOP Bureau of Printing
BOR Bureau of Reclamation (U.S.)
BOREAS Boreal Ecosystem Atmosphere Study
BORPELS Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors (Calif.)
BOSS Behavior of Offshore Structures, Conference on
BOTUS Best of the U.S. (GeoEye)
BP Boundary marker (USDMA)
BPA Bonneville Power Administration
BPI Bits per Inch
BPPT Badan Pembinaan dan Penerapan Teknologi (Indonesia)
BPR Bureau of Public Roads
BPS Bits per Second
BR Bureau of Reclamation
br. breit
Br. Breite
Brck. Brucke = bridge
BRFD Bidirectional reflectance distribution function
BRICMICS British and Irish Committee for Map Information and Catalogue Systems
BRGM Bureau de recherches geologique et minieres (France)
BRS Bibliographic Retrieval Service
BS Bureau of Statistics (Japan)
BSC Boston Survey Consultants
BSE Base flood elevation
BSNH Headwater basin
BSQ Band Sequential
BSU Base Spatial Unit
BT Base Topo
BTA Basic Trading Areas (FCC)
BTS Bureau of Transportation Statistics
BUIS Beihai Urban Information Center
BUPMIS Beihai Urban Planning Management Information System
BUPNIS Beijing Underground-Network Information System
BUTE Butte
BVG Berliner Verkehrs Gesellschaft
BVU Brightness Value Unit
B/W Black and white
BWC Bandwidth Compression
BWE Bandwidth Expansion

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C Cartography; Celsius (degrees)
ca. Circa
CA California; Cartographic and architectural
C/A Coarse-Acquisition (code)
CAA Civil Aeronautics Administration (U.S.); Civil Aviation Authority (Great Britain)
CAAD Cartographic and Architectural Archives Div., National Archives of Canada
CAC Center for Advanced Computation (Univ. of Illinois); Compressed Aeronautical Chart (U.S. government)
CACS Canadian Active Control System
CAD Computer-aided drafting; Computer assisted design
CADD Computer-aided design and drafting
CADMAP Computer-aided drafting, mapping, and photogrammetry
CADRG Compressed ADRG
CAFF Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna
CAFM Computer-aided facility management
CAG Canadian Association of Geographers
CaGIS Cartography and Geographic Information Science (journal)); Cartography and Geographic Information Systems (journal)
CAGIS Cartography and Geographic Information Society
Cal. California
Calif. California
CALMIT Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies (Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln)
CALS Connecticut Assn. of Land Surveyors; Computer-aided acquisition and logistic support; Computer Assisted Land Survey System (SPDK)
CALTRANS California Dept. of Transportation
CAM Computer aided mapping
CAMA Computer-aided mass appraisal system (Montana)
CAMEO Computer-Aided Management of Emergency Operations System (U.S.)
CAMFER Center for the Assessment & Monitoring of Forest & Environmental Resources (Univ. of Calif., Berkeley)
CanSIS Canadian Soil Information System
CANSPACE Canadian Space Geodesy Forum
CAP Cooperative Agreements Program (FGDC)
CAPDU Canadian Assn. of Public Data Users
CAR Curriculum, Accreditation and Registration Committee (ACSM); Central African Republic
CARES Center for Agricultural, Resource, and Environmental Systems (Univ. of Missouri)
CARS Computer-Assisted Reproduction; Center for Applications of Remote Sensing (Oklahoma State Univ.)
CASA Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (Univ. College, London)
CASE Computer-Aided Software Engineering
CaSIL California Spatial Information Library
CASS Coding and Accuracy Support System (USPS)
CAT Computer Assisted Thermography
CATS Consequences Assessment Tool Set (FEMA)
CAVA Cartographic and Audio-Visual Archives Div. = Div. des archives cartographiques et audio-visuelles (DACA), National Archives of Canada
CAZRI Central Arid Zone Research Institute
CB Column builder
C.B. Hollow concrete or cement block construction
CBD Central business district
CBEP Community-Based Environmental Protection (USEPA program)
CBET Concrete block enclosed elevator
CBI China Burma India Theatre of Operations (WW II)
CBL Centraal Bureau Luchtkartering (Suriname); Calibration base line
cbm Kubikmeter (cubic meter)
CBN Cooperative Base Network
CBP Chesapeake Bay Project
C. BR Concrete, lime, cinder or cement brick
CBS Community Base Station
CBWE Corn Blight Watch Experiment
CC Cartographic Catalog
CCA Canadian Cartographic Assn.
CCAP Competative Cooperative Agreements Program (U.S.)
CCBCCM Canadian Committee for the Bibliographic Control of Cartographic Materials
CCC Canadian Committee on Cataloging
CCCELS California Council of Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors
CCD Census county division; Computer Center Div. (USGS); Charged couple device; Charged-coupled device; Charge-coupled device
CCELC Canada Committee on Ecological Land Classification
CCGE Canadian Council on Geographic Education
CCGM Center for Computing Graphics (Delft Univ. of Technology)
CCIG Centre canadien d'information sur la geoscience
CCID Chain component ID
CCISA Congress of Cartographic Information Specialist Associations
CCITT International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee
CCLS Canadian Council of Land Surveyors
CCM Canada Centre for Mapping
CCNS4 Computer Controlled Navigation System (E. Coyote Enterprises, Inc.)
CCRS Canada Centre for Remote Sensing
CCT Computer Compatible Tape; Centro de Ciencia Tropical
CD Compact disc; Conservation Div. (USGS); Committee Draft (ISO)
CDA Colorado Dept. of Agriculture
CDC California Dept. of Conservation; Control Data Corporation
CD-CINC CD-ROM Consistent Interface Committee (U.S.)
CDED Canadian Digital Elevation Data
CDF Cumulative distribution function; California Dept. of Forestry (and Fire Protection)
CDFG California Dept. of Fish and Game
CDH Communications and data handling
CDi Compact Disk interactive
CDIS Coordinated Design and Information System
CDMG California Div. of Mines and Geology
CDN Coordinates, definitions and notations
CDOW Colorado Division of Wildlife
CDOWG CD-ROM Data Origination Working Group (U.S.)
CDP Cartographer Development Program; Census designated place; Colorado Division of Planning
.CDR CorelDraw format
CD-R Compact disk-recordable
CD-ROM Compact disk-read only memory
CDRS Collaborative Digital Reference Service
CDS Catalogue of Data Sources
CDT Computer display terminal; Central Daylight Time; Constrained Delaunay triangulation
CDTED Compressed digital terrain elevation data
CDV Cartographic data visualizer
CD-W Compact disk-- re-writable
CDWR California Dept. of Water Resources
CE Corps of Engineers
C.E. Civil Engineer
CEAL Centro Editor de America Latina
CEAO County Engineers Association of Ohio
CEBAF Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility
CECO Consulting Engineers Council of Ohio
CECSVB Comit pour l'Etablissement de la Carte des Sols et de la Vegetation de la Belgique
CECW Consulting Engineers Council of Washington
CEDAC Comprehensive Economic Data Atlas of China
CEDARE Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe
CEDD Committee on the Exchange of Digital Data
CEE Comite Estatal de Estadisticas (Cuba)
CEGET Centre d'Etudes de Geographie Tropical (Bordeaux)
CELSOC Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors of California
Cem. Cemetery
CEMA Consumer Electronics Manufacturers Assn.
CEMAR Centro de Estudos do Mar
CEN Comite europeen de normalization electronique
CENREN Centro de Recursos Naturales (El Salvador)
CENTA Centro Nacional de Tecnologia Agropecuaria (El Salvador)
CENTAUR Civil Engineering Technologies for Automatic Roadmaking (DSNP)
CEO European Centre for Earth Observation
CEONet Canadian Earth Observation Network
CEP Celestial Ephemeris Pole
CERCLIS Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Information System (US EPA)
CERCO Comite Europeen de Responsibles de la Cartographie Officielle
CERD Catalog of Environmental Resource Data
CERES California Environmental Resource Evaluation System
CERCG Centre d'Etudes et de Realisations Cartographiques Geographiques (France)
CERR Centre d'Ecologie des Ressources Renouvelables (France)
CES Committee on Earth Sciences
CET Commission on Education and Training (IGA)
CETENAL Comision de Estudios del Territorio Nacional (Mexico)
CEU Continuing education unit
CFCC Census Feature Class Code
CFF Cartographic Feature File
CFUA Canadian Fire Underwriters' Association
C.G. Coast Guard
CGA Color Graphics Adaptor
CGC Commission geologique du Canada
CGDB Central Geographic Data Base
CGDI Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure
CGI Computer Graphics Interface; Common gateway interface; Center for Geographic Information
CGIC Canadian Geoscience Information Centre
CGIS Center for GIS (Qatar)
.CGM Computer graphics metafile
CGMW Commission for the Geological Map of the World
CGNHS Connecticut Geological and Natural History Survey
CGPM Conference General des Poids et Mesures
C&GS Coast and Geodetic Survey (U.S.); Commercial & Government Systems (Kodak)
CGS Civil GPS Service; Coast and Geodetic Survey (U.S.); Colorado Geological Survey
CGSB Canadian General Standards Board
CGSIC Civil GPS Service Interface Committee
CGSICO Civil GPS Service Interface Committee
CGU Canadian Geophysical Union
CGW Computer Graphics World (journal)
CH Chief Hydrologist; Church; Chapel
CHEEC Center for the Health Effects of Environmental Contamination (Univ. of Iowa)
CHEST Combined Higher Education Software Team (UK)
CHGIS China Historical Geographic Information System (Harvard University)
CHIA Cumulative Hydrologic Impact Assessment
CHNM Marine channel
CHS Canadian Hydrographic Service
CI Compass and inclinometer
CIA Central Intelligence Agency (U.S.)
CIAF Centro de Investigaciones en Percepcion Remota
CIAS CD-ROM Index Architecture Specification Working Group (U.S.)
CIACER Centro de Investigacion y Aplicacion de Sensores Remotos (Bolivia)
CIB Controlled image base
CIBESA Cartografica Iberica S.A.
CICAEDAS Committee Investigating Cartographic Entity, Definitions, and Standards
CIDAMM Centro de Informacion y Documentacion del Area Metropolitana de Madrid
CIE Iompair Eireann Coras; Classified image editor
CIESIN Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network
CIG Canadian Inst. of Geomatics; Climate Interest Group; Centro de Investigaciones Geotecnicas (El Salvador)
CIGF Centre d'Information Geographique et Fonci`ere Ministre de l'Energie et des Ressources, Quebec)
CIGNET Cooperative International GPS Network
CIKM Conference on Information Knowledge Management
CIM Collection insertion map; Council on Information Management (Virginia)
CIMIS California Irrigation Management Information System
CINDI Center for Integration of Natural Disaster Information (USGS)
CIO Central Imagery Office (U.S.)
CIP Contour Interpolation Program; Canadian Institute of Planners
CIR Color infrared
CIRSS California Integrated Remote Sensing System
CIS Canadian Inst. of Surveying; Color Imaging Systems (Barneyscan Corp.)
CISD Cook Islands Dept. of Survey
CISIG Conservational International GIS
CISM Canadian Inst. of Surveying and Mapping
CIST Centre d'information sur les sciences de la Terre (Canada)
CITYG City Graphic
CIU Central Interpretation Unit (Royal Air Force, Great Britain)
CK-PL Check plotter
CLD Center line data
CLDB Common Land Data Base
CLDS Canada Land Data System(s)
CLI Canada Land Inventory
CLID Class identifier
CLIRSEN Remote Sensing Center (Ecuador)
Clk. Clerk
CLL Corrected line length
CLOMA Confidential letters of map amendment
CLS Canada Lands Surveyor
CLSA California Land Surveyors Assn.
CLSR Canada Lands Surveys Records
CLUMP Canada Land Use Monitoring Program
cm Centimeter
CM Cartographic material; Configuration management
CMA Census Metropolitan Area (Statistics Canada); Central Mapping Agency (New South Wales)
CMAS Circular Mean Accuracy Standard
CMCC California Mapping Coordinating Committee
CMD Current meter digitizer; Command
CMEDS Comprehensive Mapping and Engineering Data System (LES)
CMI Corvallis Microtechnology Inc.
CMIB Controlled multispectral image base
CMO Canada Map Office
CMOTS Cartographic Material Order and Tracking System (USGS)
CMP Coastal Mapping Program; Camp
CMS California Map Society; Clay Minerals Society
CMSA Consolidated metropolitan statistical area
CMSDU Commission on Map Use and Spatial Data Use (ICA)
CMSM Committee on Marine Surveying and Mapping
CMT Corvallis Microtechnology Inc.
C&MT Communication & Measurement Technologies Ltd.
CMYK Cyan-magenta-yellow-black
CNA Comiss~ao Nacional do Ambiente (Portugal)
CNIDR Center for Networked Information Discovery and Retrieval (USA)
CNES Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (France)
CNEXO Centre National pour l'Exploitation des Oceans (France)
CNFL Confluence
CNI Coalition for Networked Information
CNIG Centro Nacional de Informac~ao Geografica = Portuguese National Center for Geographic Information
CNR Consiglio Nazionale delle Richerche (Italy); Canadian National Railway
CNRA Commission on National and Regional Atlases (ICA)
CNRG Centre National de Recherches Geomorphologiques (Belgium)
CNROA Centro Nacional de Reconhecimento e Ordenamento Agrario (Portugal)
CNRS Centre National de Recherches Scientifique (France)
CNRST Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique et Technologique (Burkina Faso)
CNSTAT Committee on National Statistics (U.S.)
Co. Company; County
CO Cartometric operations; Colorado
COBOL Common Business Oriented Language
COBRIG Council of British Geography
COE Corps of Engineers
COEB Coastal and Estuarine Oceanography Branch (US NOS)
COFPAES Committee on the Federal Procurement of Architect and Engineer Services
COFRS Chinese Operational Earth Resources Satellite
COG Council of Governments
COGO Coordinate geometry
C.O.I. Office of Coordinator of Information (U.S.)
col. Color; colored
Col. Colonel; Colorado
COL Agricultural colony
COLD Computer Output to Laser (optical) Disc
Com. Committee; Commission; Commodore
COM Component Object Model (Microsoft)
COMAP Continuous area pattern mapping
Comdg. Commanding
COMIS Cartographic Operations Management Information System
COMPAS Coastal Ocean Management, Planning and AssessmentSystem
COMSAT Communications Satellite (corp.)
CONC. Concrete or reinforced concrete construction
Cong. Congress
Conn. Connecticut
CONRIM Committee on Natural Resource Information Management(Alaska)
CONUS Continental United States
COP/BOP City of Portland Bureau of Planning
CORBA Common Object Request Broker Architecture
CORC Cooperative Online Resource Catalog (OCLC)
Corp. Corporal; Corporation
CORS Continuously operated reference station(s); Continuously operating GPS reference stations
CORSE Conference on Remote Sensing Education
COS Central Office of Statistics (Malta)
COSMIC Computer Software Management and Information Center
COSML Committee on Southern Map Libraries
COSPAR Committee on Space Research
COTS Commercial-off-the-shelf
COVIS Commonwealth of Virginia Information Systems
CP Cartographic Perspectives (journal); color printer
CPFS Colorado Plateau Field Station (USGS)
CPH Cartographic Publishing House (China)
CPID Composite ID
CPLAR Community Perspectives on Land and Agrarian Reform (South Africa)
CPLC Court of Private Land Claims
CPS Characters per second; Contour plotting system; Cartographic production system
CPU Central processing unit
CR Central Region; Coordinate reader
CRADA Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (U.S)
CRAG Columbia Region Association of Governments
CRAIGES Cartographic Reproduction and Interactive Graphic Editing System
CRBT Centre de Recherches Biologiques Tropicales (Algeria)
CRESP Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation (U.S.)
CRG Centre de Recherche en Geomatique (Universite Laval)
CRIB Computerized Resources Information Bank
CRISTA Cryogenic Infrared Spectrometers and Telescopes for the Atmosphere
CRKT Tidal creek
CRL Cartographic research laboratory
CRM Customer relationship management
CRN Canadian Road Network
CRPD City Real Property Database
CRREL Cold Region Research and Engineering Laboratories
CRTR Crater
CRSC California Remote Sensing Council
C.S. Charles Simonneau
CSC California Surveying Corporation
CSDGM Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
CSDMS Centre for Spatial Database Management and Solutions
CRSS Canadian Remote Sensing Society
CRT Cathode ray tube
CS Color scanner; Cubic splines
CSAA California State Automobile Association
CSAC Census Statistical Area Committee (U.S.)
CSAV Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences
CSC Computer Sciences Corporation; Commercial Space Center (NASA)
CSDGM Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (USA)
CSFS Colorado State Forest Service
CSG Cartography Special Group, Assn. of American Geographers; Council of State Governments
CSIN Computer Systems Information Network
CSIP Continental Scale International Project
CSIR Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (Australia)
CSIC Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (Spain)
CSISS Center for Spatially Integrated Social Sciences (UCSB)
CSML Committee on Southern Map Libraries
CSOC Consolidated Space Operations Center
CSP Conformal Space projection
CSPA Council of State Planning Agencies
CSPG Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists
CSRS Canadian Spatial Reference System
CST Central Standard Time; Chicago Steel Tape Co.; Coast; Certified Survey Technician
Ct. Court
CT Census tract; Connecticut
CTC Cartoteca de Catalunya; Cooperating Technical Communities
CTCUQ Commission de transport de la Communaute urbaine de Quebec
CTD Chief, Topographic Division; Conductivity-temperature-depth
CTI Critical Technologies Inst. (RAND Corp.)
CTL Cartographic Technology Lab.
CTOG Contour to Grid
CTS Communications Technology Satellite (Canadian); Conventional terrestrial system
CUA Canadian Underwriters' Association
CUAC Cartographic Users Advisory Council (U.S.)
CUET Cuesta
CUGiK Centralny Urzad Geodezji i Kartografii (Poland)
CUR Council on Undergraduate Research
CUSEC Central United States Earthquake Consortium
CUSMAP Conterminous United States Minerals Assessment Plan
CWRA Canadian Water Resources Program
CWS Cartographic workstation
CYP Cape York Peninsula
CYPLUS Cape York Peninsula Land Use Strategy
CZCS Coastal Zone Color Scanner
CZM Coastal Zone Management (U.S. federal act of 1972)

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D Dwelling
DA Data Acquisition; Dept. of the Army
D/A Digital to Analog (converter)
DAAC Div. des archives audiovisuelles et cartographiques, Archives nationales du Canada
DAAS Defense Automatic Addressing System (USDMA)
DAASC Defense Automated Addressing System Center (USDMA)
DAC Digital-to-Analog Converter
DACA Div. des archives cartographiques et audio-visuelles, Archives nationales du Canada
DACH Deputy Assistant Chief Hydrologist
DADS Digital Assisted Data Base System
DAESA Dual Axis Fourier Shape Analysis
DAG Directorate of Geographic Affairs (Lebanon)
DAIS-1 Digital Airborne Imagery System (GeoEye (Firm))
DAL Data Analysis Laboratory
DAM Detection and mapping
DAMES Defense Automated Message Exchange Service (USDMA)
DANE Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadistica (Colombia)
DAR Data acquisition request
DARDC Device for Automatic Remote Data Collection
DARO Defense Airborne Reconnaissance Office (U.S.)
DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (U.S.)
DAS Delaware Assn. of Surveyors
DA&SM Data Acquisitions & Systems Maintenance
DAT Digital audio tape
DATIS Digital Airborne Topographic Imaging System
DATPE Direction de l'Amernagement du Territoire et de la Protection de l'Environnement (Haiti)
D.A.V. Deutscher Alpenverein
DB Data base
DBB Deutsche Bundesbahn
DBDB Digital Bathymetry Data Base (U.S. government)
DBH Diameter at breast height
DBI Database Indexing
DBMS Database management system
DBPPWG Data Base Population Planning Working Group
DBPWG Data Base Population Working Group
DBR Dienst Bodemkartering (Suriname)
DBS Data Base Specifications; Direct broadcast satellites
DC District Chief; District of Columbia; Div. Chief; Dublin Core
D.C. District of Columbia
DCA Dept. of Community Affairs (Montana)
DC&A Data Collection and Analysis
DCASS Digital Cartographic Software System
DCDB Digital Cartographic Data Base
DCDSTF Digital Cartographic Data Standards Task Force (U.S.)
DCE Data Communication Equipment; Distributed Computing Environment
DCF Digital Cartographic File
DCHUM Digital Chart Update Manual (USDMA)
DCI Differential Corrections, Inc.; Director of Central Intelligence
DCMI Dublin Core Metadata Initiative
DCN Direccion de Cartografia Nacional (Venezuela); Document control number
DCP Dept. of city planning; Digital Cartographic Production; Data collection platform
DCPS Digital Cartographic Production Segment
DCR Design Concept Review
DCS Digital Cartography Section; Digital color separate; Directorate of Colonial Surveys (U.K.); Data collection system; Digital Cartographic Studio
DCSE Diba Consulting Software Engineers
DCS/RSE Data collection system receiving site equipment
DCST Data collection system tape
DCT Direction Topographique et du Cadastre (Congo)
DCW Digital Chart of the World (USDMA)
DD Data dictionary; Dewey Decimal; Decimal degrees
DDA Data descriptive area
DDAC Deutscher Automobil-Club
DDC Dewey Decimal classification; Digital data conversion
DDCMP Digital Data Communication Message Protocol
DDES Digital Data Editing System
DDF Data descriptive file
DDG La direction des documents gouvernementaux (La Bibliotheque et des Archives du Canada)
DDI Design Data Inc.
DDIS Depository Distribution Information System (USGPO)
DDL Data Definition Language
DDM Documents Data Miner
DDN Defense Data Network
DDPO Defense Dissemination Program Office (U.S.)
DDPS Desktop Digital Photogrammetry System (3D Mapper Pty. Ltd.)
DDR Data descriptive record
DDS Digital Data Storage
DE Data extraction; Delaware
dec. Declination
DEC Digital Equipment Corp.
DED Data Element Dictionary
DE-DEM Drainage-Enforced DEM
DEIS Draft environmental impact statement
del. Delineation; delineator
Del. Delaware
delt. Delineator
DEM Digital Elevation Model; Digital elevation matrix
DEM-G Digital Elevation Model--Graphic (coordinates)
DEM-P Digital Elevation Model--Planar (coordinates)
DEMR Dept. of Energy, Mines and Resources Canada
DEMVFY Digital Elevation Model Verify (verification software)
Dep. Deputy; Departement
DEP Dept. of Environmental Protection
Dept. Department
DES Digital Editing Station
DE/S Data Extraction Segment
DESI Diversified Energy Services, Inc.
DFAD Digital Feature Analysis Data (U.S. government)
DFC Digital Futures Coalition
DFG Dept. of Fish and Game
DFLIP Digital Flight Information Publication
DFIRM Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map
DFW Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
DGC Direct Geodetic Constraint (software)
DGCM Direct Geodetic Constraint Method
DGDF Digital Geospatial Data Files
DGEC Direccion General de Estadistica y Censos (Costa Rica)
DGF Dept. of Game and Fish
DGG Direccion General de Geografia (Mexico)
DGGM Direccion General de Geologia y Minas (Colombia)
DGGS Div. of Geological and Geophysical Surveys (Alaska); Directorate General of Geological Surveys (Iraq)
DGI Direktorat Geologi (Indonesia)
DGIAI Direccion General de Integracion y Analisis de la Informacion (Mexico)
DGIS Direct Graphics Interface Standard
DGIWG Digital Geographic Information Working Group
DGfK Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Kartographie
DGK 5 Deutsche Grundkarte 1:5 000
DGM Div. des Gites Mineraux de l'Assn. Geologique du Canada; Direction de la Geologie et des Mines (Burkina Faso); Direccion General de Mineria (Dominican Republic)
DGMG Direccion General de Minas y Geologia (Venezuela)
DGMP Direccion de Geologia, Minas y Petrolio (Costa Rica)
DGN Domestic geographic name
DGNR Domestic Geographic Names Report (U.S.)
DGO Direccion General de Oceanografia (Mexico)
DGP Digital Graphic Product
DGPA Direccion General de la Produccion Agraria (Spain)
DGPS Differential Global Positioning System; Differential Global Positioning Satellite
DGRM Direccion General de Recursos Minerales (Panama)
DGS Dept. of Geological Survey (Botswana); Delaware Geological Survey
DGSE Dept. of Geological Survey and Exploration (Burma)
DGU Danmarks Geologiske Undersogelse
DH Drill hole
D.H. Double hydrant
DHI Deutsches Hydrographisches Institut; Defense Hydrographic Initiative (USDMA)
DHN Directoria de Hidrografia e Navegac~ao (Brazil)
DI Data Integration; Digital image
DIA Defence Intelligence Agency (U.S.); Dept. of Indian Affairs; Dept. of International Affairs
DIAL Digital Image Analysis Laboratory (Univ. of Arizona); Differential Absorption LiDAR (Optech)
diam. Diameter
DIAM Defense Intelligence Agency Manual
DiAP Digital Image Analytical Plotter (ISM)
DID Data information delivery; Data information description; Digital Image Data
DIDS Digital Information Display System (U.S.)
DIELOG DAASC Integrated E-Mail Logistics System (USDMA)
DIES Digital Image Enhancement System
DIF Data Integration Function; Data Interchange Format; Display Information Facility; Document Interchange Format (U.S. Navy)
difSAR Differential SAR
DIGCAT Digital Catalog

Digitally Integrated Geographic Information Technologies (laboratory, Univ. of Utah Geography Dept.)
DIM Digital Image Matching
DIME Dual Independent Map Encoding (U.S. Bureau of the Census)
DIN Deutsches Institut fur Normung
Dinageca Direcc~ao Nacional de Geografia e Cadastro (Mozambique)
DIP Data Integration Program
DIPS Digital Image Processing System
DIRS Digital Image Rectification/Registration System
DIS Distributed Information System; Draft International Standard (ISO)
DISGIS Distributed Geographical Information Systems
DISHIDROS Dinas Hidro Oceanografi (Indonesia)
Dist. District
DISTDAHS Distributed Satellite Telemetry Data Handling System
Div. Division
DKDGS Det Kongelige Danske Geografiske Selskab
DL Data logging
DLA Diffusion-limited aggregation
DLCW Department of Land and Water Conservation (NSW)
DLG Digital Line Graph
DLG-E Digital Line Graph--Enhanced
DLGF Digital Line Graph--Framework
DLG-O Digital Line Graph--Optional
DLG2DEM Digital Line Graph to Digital Elevation Model (production software)
DLG-3 Digital Line Graph--level 3
DLI Digital Library Initiative (U.S.); Data Liberation Initiative (Canada)
DLL Windows Dynamic Link Library
DLMS Digital Landmass System
DLNR Dept. of Land and Natural Resources
DLO Document-like object
DLR Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.
DLS Dominion Land Survey (Canada); Dept. of Lands and Survey (Guyana); Dept. of Lands and Surveys (Cyprus)
DLT Digital linear tape
DLWC Dept. of Land and Water Conservation (Australia)
DM Departamento de Minas (Honduras); Data mining
DMA Defense Mapping Agency (U.S.); Designated Market Areas (USBC TIGER)
DMAAC Defense Mapping Agency Aerospace Center
DMAFF Defense Mapping Agency Feature File; Defense Mapping Agency Feature Format
DMAHTC Defense Mapping Agency Hydrographic Topographic Center
DMAIAGS Defense Mapping Agency Inter-American Geodetic Survey
DMAODS Defense Mapping Agency Office of Distribution Services
DMASPOEM Defense Mapping Agency Special Program Office for Exploitation Modernization
DMA TC Defense Mapping Agency Topographic Center (U.S.)
DMATC Defense Mapping Agency Topographic Center (U.S.)
DMAUSE DMA Utility Software Environment (USDMA)
DMCA Digital Millenium Copyright Act
DME Distance measuring equipment; Dept. of Mines and Energy (Nova Scotia)
DMI Digital Mapping, Inc.
DMMG Direccion Nacional de Mineria y Geologia (Uruguay)
DMMR Deputy Ministry for Mineral Resources (Saudi Arabia)
DMR Dept. of Mineral Resources (New South Wales)
DMRS Data Management and Retrieval System
DMRT Dept. of Mineral Resources of Thailand

Data Management System; Desktop Mapping System (R-WEL, Inc.); Drawing Management System; Defense Mapping School (USDMA); Defense Message System (USDoD); Distribution Management System; Degrees, minutes, seconds
DMSI Data Management Segment Interface Control Document
DMSO Defense Mapping School Operations Office (USDMA)
DMSP Defense Meteorological Satellite Program
DMTI Desktop Mapping Technologies Inc.
DMU Defense Mapping Unit (Singapore)
DMW Daft, McCune, Walker
DN Digital Number
DNC Digital Nautical Chart
DNPM Departamento Nacional de Produc~ao Mineral (Brazil)
DNPCT Direction National de Production Cartographique et Topographique (Mali)
DNR Dept. of Natural Resources
DNRC Dept. of Natural Resources and Conservation (Montana)
DNREP Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection (Kentucky)
DNT Direccion Nacional de Topografia (Uruguay)
DNR Dept. of Natural Resources
Do. Ditto (the same)
DO Digital Ortho; District office
DOA Dept. of Agriculture
Doc. Document
DOC Dept. of Commerce
DOD Dept. of Defense
DOE Dept. of Energy
DOGAMI Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries (Oregon)
DOH Dept. of Health
DOI Dept. of the Interior; Digital object identifier; Document object identifier
DOMSAT Domestic Communications Satellite System
DOQ Digital orthophoto quadrangle
DOQQ Digital orthophoto quarter quadrangle
DORIS Decision-Oriented Resource Information System (Ventura County, Calif.); Doppler obitography and radiopositioning integrated by satellite
DOS Directorate of Overseas Surveys (U.K.); Dept. of State; Digital Orthophoto System; Disc Operating System
DOSLI Dept. of Survey and Land Information (New Zealand)
DOT Dept. of Transportation
DP Data production; Digital Photogrammetry
DPE Data processing environment; data processing equipment
DPED Dept. of Planning and Economic Development
dpi Dots per inch
DPI Dots per inch
DPIE Dept. of Primary Industries and Energy (Australia)
DPL Data Programming Language
DPMA Data Processing Management Assn.
DPPDB Digital Point Positioning Data Base
DPS DEM Production System; Digital Production System (USDMA)
Dpt. Department
DPW Dept. of public works
DPWS Digital Photogrammetric Work Station
DQDB Distributed-Queue Dual Buses
DQQ Digital Quarter Quadrangle
Dr. Drive
DR Data record(s); Direct Reflex (Trimble)
DRC Democratic Republic of Congo
DRBC Delaware River Basin Commission
DRF Digital Raster File
DRG Digital Raster Graphic; Davey Resource Group
DRGM Direction des Recherches gologiques et minires (Niger)
DRGP Digital Representation of Graphic Products
DRGS Direct Readout Ground Station
DRO Digital Revision Overlay
DS Digital subsystem
DSD Digital Sailing Directions
DSDP Deep Sea Drilling Project
DSF Delivery sequence file (U.S. Postal Service)
DSGM Direcc~ao de Servicos de Geologia e Minas (Angola); Direccion del Servicio Geografico Militar (Paraguay)
DSGZ Dept. of the Surveyor General (Zimbabwe)
DSIR Dept. of Scientific and Industrial Research (Australia, New Zealand)
DSL Dept. of Surveys and Lands (Botswana); Data Service Laboratory
DSM Directorate of Surveys and Mapping (South Africa)
DSN Deep Space Network; Dataset Name; Data source name
DSNP Dassault-Sercel NP
DSP Dept. of State Planning; Depository Services Program (Canada)
DSPW Digital Photogrammetric Workstation (USCE)
DSS Digital Sensor System (EMERGE)
DS/S Data Services Segment
DSSSL Document Style Semantic and Specification Language
DSU Digital Standard Update
DTAD Digital Terrain Analysis Data
DTD Digital Terrain Data; Document Type Definition
DTED Digital Terrain Elevation Data (U.S. government)
DTG Digital tape generation
DTM Digital Terrain Model (or Modeling)
DTOP Digital Topographic Data
DTS Digital transmission system
DTSS-P Digital Topographic Support System Prototype
DTW Desk-top Workstation
DUMC Dutch Union Map Catalogue
DV Daily Value
DVD Digital video disc; Digital versatile disc
DVNP Death Valley National Park
DVP Digital Video Plotter
DW Data warehousing
DWD Deutscher Wetterdienst
DWF Drawing Web Format
DWR Dept. of Water Resources
DXF Drawing Interchange File; Digital Exchange Format
DySIS Dynamic Software and Integrated Solutions, Inc.
D-2 National Interest Lands, Section D-2, Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act
D3 Digital Design Data

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Abbreviations:   A-D    E-H    I-L    M-P    Q-S    T-Z

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