Definitions for "Georeference"
Keywords:  planar, coordinate, map, utm, cartesian
The process of establishing a relationship between data in Cartesian coordinates on a flat map to known ground-truth geographic coordinates. (See Cartesian coordinate system).
to establish the relationship between page coordinates (i.e. x,y) of a planar map of image with known real-world coordinates (i.e. longitude/latitude, UTM, etc). Also referred to as registering.
To represent page coordinates on a planar map with real world coordinates.
To georeference something is used to define its existence in physical space. This procedure is imperative to data modeling in the field of GIS and other cartographic methods. One can georeference a set of points, lines, polygons, images, or 3d structures.