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1. Georeferencing is'

  • Correcting attribute data
  • Correcting remote sensing images of moving geometric distortion by motion of sensors or earth
  • Tabular and/textual data describing characteristics of map feature
  • Correcting spatial data
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2. Colour intensity

  • Lightness/darkness
  • Saturation
  • Electromagnetic energy wavelength

3. Mercator invented map projections, great for navigation but what was the consequence?

  • It causes distortion of large objects near the poles, causing small objects to appear larger so Europe is over-emphasized
  • It causes distortion of large objects near the equator, causing small objects to appear larger so Europe is over-emphasized
  • It caused the distortion of large objects, closer to the poles. So Europe is over-emphasized
  • It causes distortion of large objects near the equator, causing large objects to appear larger so Europe is over-emphasized

4. Thematic maps

  • Represent a specific, single type of data
  • Represent multiple types of vector data
  • Represent multiple types of information

5. Intranet

  • private, corporate networks
  • Global network of computers

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