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. Which is not a topological relationship?

  • Disjoints
  • Above
  • Equals
  • Touches
  • Overlays
  • Covers
  • Contains
  • Intersects
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2. What is not a characteristic in the synchronising clock process?

  • GPS makes the recievers have atomic clocks by adding a 3rd satellites which creates a 3D dimension
  • Satellites have expensive accurate atomic clocks
  • Receivers have cheap clocks
  • GPS makes the receivers have atomic clocks by using a 4th satellite which adds an additional dimension

3. What does projection not distort?

  • Scale relative to earths surface
  • Scale conformity
  • Shape
  • Scale of time
  • Direction
  • Area

4. Which statement is incorrect about semiotics?

  • Created by lines, points and polygons
  • Symbols are not placed upon the base maps, but to the side
  • Symbols that show nominal, ordinal, interval and ratio data
  • Mapped data displayed using graphical symbols

5. What does spatial referencing not need to do?

  • Needs to show points, lines and polygons
  • Allow for spatial analysis in order to form conclusions
  • Needs to be consistent and stable
  • Allow measure of length, area and shape


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