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base map

noun
1.
an outline map of an area to which specific information is added for any of various purposes.
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  • base map data layers are data themes commonly used in a variety of applications.
  • The base map data may be neither current nor complete.
  • The geologic data, in layer fashion, are typically printed upon a base map.

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