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  1. [data conversion] The process of converting or altering data within a GIS to integrate differing data types, improve visualization, or provide an analytical framework. Transformation may refer to coordinate transformation, geometric transformation, topological transformation, image transformation, attribute transformation, or network transformation.
  2. [data conversion] The process of converting the coordinates of a map or an image from one system to another, typically by shifting, rotating, rescaling, skewing, or projecting them. Media/transformation.gif

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