Glossary

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ActiveX
A model for software components by Microsoft which permits the embedding of any object, e.g. video or audio files, into Visual Basic programs or websites.
ALK (Automatisierte Liegenschaftskarte, "Automated Property Map")
The ALK gives information about all properties (parcels and buildings) of an area, including their boundaries, texts and supplementing topography.
ATKIS (Amtlich topographisches kartographisches Informationssystem, "Official Topographic Cartographic Information System")
A method for the representation, storing and provision of digital topographic data of the surface of the Earth.
BOS (Behörden und Organisationen mit Sicherheitsaufgaben, "Authorities and Organisations Concerned with Security Issues")
Denotes public organisations, non-commercial associations and to some extent also private enterprises in Germany which serve homeland security interests or which offer emergency and rescue services.
CAN-Bus (Controller Area Network - Binary Unit System)
A data transmission system for the networking of control units in automobiles which was developed by Bosch.

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