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Foundation data is

specific information on essential features that change rarely or slowly, such as point positioning data, topographic features, elevation data, geodetic information, and safety of navigation data.[1]
[g]eographic data at the foundation of government business: terrain (elevation) data, orthoimagery, and geodetic control.[2]

References Edit

  1. U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joint Pub. 2-03: Geospatial Intelligence Support to Joint Operations, Glossary, at GL-5 (Mar. 22, 2007) (full-text).
  2. Licensing Geographic Data and Services, Glossary, at 274.

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