Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

GIS year one exam

  • Introduction
  • Systems 
  • Principle of geodosy
  • Spatial referencing and coordinate systems
  • Global positioning system
  • Data representation and storage
  • Getting data 
  • Spatial analysis
  • GIS outputs
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  • Created on: 05-01-15 08:58

1. What is a benefit of raster data?

  • The resolution is not as clear as vector data and can make the data redundant
  • Can change the resolution to fit purpose of display
  • Mixed pixels are not as clear and hard to distinguish between
  • Redundancy of data by increasing the resolution which decrease topological error but increase volume of data
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2. Which one is not a geographical question that GIS can answer?

  • Conditions
  • Topography
  • Pattern
  • Location
  • Implications
  • Trends

3. Which is not an ability that GIS does?

  • Ability to handle quantitative data related to coordinates
  • Ability to handle topological features on the earths surface
  • Ability to handle coordinates and encode space

4. Which statement is incorrect about describing union overlays?

  • Spatial and attribute data are separated from one another
  • Attribute data is kept and spatial data is lost as not needed
  • Spatial and attribute data are conflated to a new outputs
  • Spatial data is kept and attribute data is lost as not needed

5. Which statement is incorrect about base maps?

  • Identifies relevant boundaries for user
  • The first map produced when developing maps
  • Superimpose abstracted info onto it
  • Allows spatial context of info to be conveyed


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