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(English) A machine for converting analogue information into digital form, so that it can be processed by a digital computer. For example, the digitizing of feature outlines from a paper map into coordinates digitally stored in a GIS system. (See also: IT, Geographic Information System)
convertisseur numérique
(French) Une machine pour convertir de l'information analogue en forme numérique, afin qu'il peut être développé par un ordinateur numérique. Par exemple, la digitalisation des contours du trait d'une carte en papier aux coordonnées digitalement entreposés dans un système d’information geographique. (See also: IT, Geographic Information System)
(Portuguese) Aparelho que converte informação analógica em digital para que possa ser processada em computador. (See also: IT, Geographic Information System)

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