Geographic information is information of an object, whose location is known and it always contains a reference to a particular place or area. Geographic information can also describe any activity or phenomenon that has a location. Geographic information is a data entity consisting of spatial data and attribute data that describe the characteristics of the object or phenomenon.
Statistics Finland’s geographic dataset include, e.g. population grid data, PAAVO postal code areas and road traffic accidents.
See also attribute data and spatial data
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