DIME (Dual Independent Map Encoding)

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Definition: DIME (Dual Independent Map Encoding)

It was developed by the Census Bureau of US for the implementation of the GIS (Geographic Information Systems). It is an encoding scheme to store the geographical data efficiently.

Points, lines and polygons are used to denote intersections, streets and blocks respectively. There is also an ability to edit it in the future such that dynamism of the geographies fit in.


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