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**"Coordinate geometry"**the use of algebra to study geometric properties; operates on symbols defined in a coordinate system

The algebraic study of geometry through the use a coordinate plane or system.

Geometry based on a coordinate system. (See Rectangular Coordinate System and Polar Coordinate system.)

The conversion of surveying data into geographic locations.

Automated mapping software that translates the alphanumeric data associated with a survey (distances, bearings, coordinates, etc.) into digital map information for creating and updating a digital cartographic data base.

A computerized surveying - plotting calculation methodology created at MIT in the 1950's. Positions are measured relative to a given base position by distance and azimuth, rather than an absolute coordinate.