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urban area

(1) As used by the U.S.Census Bureau,the term refers to all areas that are urban.Since the 2000 census,that includes urban clusters and urbanized areas.An urban cluster is a densely settled territory with more than 2,500 people but less than 50,000.An urbanized area is one “consisting of a central place(s) and adjacent territory with a general population density of at least 1,000 people per square mile of land area that together have a minimum residential population of at least 50,000 people.”(2) The Census Bureau's definition of “urban area”has changed several times in the past. If researching a particular subject that uses the term,it may be important to find the definition in effect at the time the book or article was written. (3) In popular speech,any densely populated area of a city or town.

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Its 3D foundation layer, built by Applied Imagery, supports the most demanding urban terrain analysis, such as sniper/counter-sniper operations or detailed road clearance against road bombs.
In military operations in urban terrain, it only takes a miniscule amount of intelligence in order to create massive amounts of casualties.
And in these places uncovered and transformed in the center of our urban terrain, we must, as the ancients did, cease and pause for breath after we have constructed our reciprocal dwelling places on earth in genuine gratitude for the beauty that has been bestowed upon us.
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Anteon will provide instrumentation and installation support for the Military Operations on Urban Terrain (MOUT) sites in Germany, Korea, Alaska and Kentucky.
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Already, the new Market Street retail shops and their new awnings have attracted Rite Aid, which is creating a 15,000 square-foot superstore, and Urban Terrain, a men's clothing chain that is taking 3,000 square feet.
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