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 the hierarchical order of the postcoding system?

  • Region, district, sector and units
  • Units, sector, region and district
  • District, region, sector and units
  • Sector, units, district and region
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2. Which one is not a Boolean Operator?

  • Equal
  • Not
  • And
  • Or
  • ... or ... but not both

3. What is unusual about primary and secondary data?

  • Spatial and attribute data do not have to be one ind of data, one can be secondary whilst the other can be primary
  • Spatial and attribute data have to always be secondary data
  • Spatial and attribute data have be the same type of data
  • Spatial and attribute data have to always be primary data

4. Which is not an example of an early map?

  • Hereford Mappamundi 1290 AD
  • Walter Crane Federation Map, 18th C
  • Psalter Mappamundi, 1225 AD
  • St Sever, 1030AD

5. Which is not a characteristic of a 2D mapping framework?

  • When elevation is of interest, we give it relative to a datum assumed to be constant
  • Uses a 2D coordinate system to locate geographic info
  • Analysis of maps in their hard copy formats only
  • Locations across the surfaces are given by 2 axes called easting and nothing


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