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

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

3. What is the definition of spatial data models?

  • Enable trends and patterns to be formed from attribute tables
  • Is the analysing of spatial objects that are used in a spatial analyses and the identification of the relationships among these objects
  • To provide a synthesis of data within a GIS

4. What statement is incorrect about the issues of stream mode digitizing?

  • Too many points district true line identity
  • Shaky hands
  • Occasional digitizers
  • Positional accuracy
  • Greater areas of sinuous signs

5. What does the does the inside of the desktop contains?

  • Quantitative and qualitative data for spatial referencing
  • Geographic and non geographic tools for spatial anyalsis
  • Specialist and non specialist tools for geographic information
  • Topological and non topological tools for earths surface measurement


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