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 does GIS do with the different types of data?

  • Stores them as aspatial data with the co-ordinate system
  • Stores them as spatial data in attribute tables
  • Stores them as entities
  • Stores them in the table of contents
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2. What is an issue of non coordinate systems?

  • Does not initially locate a specific point
  • Identifies locations of small areas
  • Useful for those with a computer system
  • Specific for certain analysis techniques
  • Point can be found by conversion to centroid

3. How did Eratosthenes calculate the circumference of the earth and provide evidence that Plato and Aristotle did not provide?

  • Estimated it was 15,000 miles by analysing the tides pattern
  • Used angles of sunrays during winter and found it was 30,000 miles
  • Used angles of sunrays at the summer soltice and found it was 25,000 miles
  • Used angles of glow from the moon and found it was 5,000 miles

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

  • Columbus' voyage to the west indies in 1400's and Magellan circumnavigating the earth in 1500's
  • 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
  • English expedition to Lapland which confirmed it was an oblate sphere

5. Which statement is incorrect about the simply proximity analysis of buffers?

  • Questions of proximity can be continuous and these require complex interpolation
  • Questions of proximity can be ranked and can be analysed through buffer extraction
  • Waldo Toblers law of geography supports it 'near things are more related to each other'
  • Questions of proximity can be discrete and can be analysed through buffer analysis
  • Calculate proximity of entities


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