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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1. Who said the earth was spherical in when?

  • Aristotle in 200 AD
  • Magellan in 250 BC
  • Eratosthenes in 250 BC
  • Plato in 1000 BC
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2. What is the correct description for Britain's co-ordinates?

  • Postcodes, non coordinate system, uses a systems of letters and figures in a hierarchy of region and location
  • British National Grid, Cartesian coordinates, 100km by 100km identified by system of letters and gives letters of squars related to distances of north and east
  • British National Grid, Mercator, 1000km by 1000km and identified by a system of letters that represent north and south
  • Postcode, Cartesian coordinates, 50km by 50km and identified by a system of numbers and letters

3. Whose separate voyages which initially rejected the idea of flat earth?

  • Newtons discovery that the earth is oblate due to the gravity and spin of earth
  • France's expedition to measure the North South curve of Earth at the equator to prove it was prolate
  • Columbus' voyage to the west indies in 1400's and Magellan circumnavigating the earth in 1500's
  • English expedition to Lapland which confirmed it was an oblate sphere

4. Which statement is incorrect about the AA route planner?

  • Time estimates
  • Quantifies map distances
  • Textual directions
  • Indicate speed limits
  • Avoids certain types of roads

5. Which is not an issue of conceptualization?

  • Direction
  • Boundaries
  • End user
  • Scale
  • Dynamism


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