Introduction to GIS Mapping Coursera Quiz Answers

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Introduction to GIS Mapping Week 01 Quiz Answers

Quiz 2: Week 1 Quiz

Q1. What does a GIS do with geospatial data? (there is more than one correct answer)

  • Captures
  • Stores
  • Queries
  • Analyzes
  • Explains

Q2. Which of the following are examples of geospatial data?

  • Longitude and latitude
  • Area code of a phone number
  • Street address
  • All of the above

Q3. The first GIS was created to help with the land inventory of which country?

  • United States of America
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • United Kingdom

Q4. Which of the following are components of a GIS? (there is more than one correct answer)

  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Geospatial data
  • Cost

Q5. ArcGIS Online is available for free

  • True
  • False

Introduction to GIS Mapping Week 02 Quiz Answers

Quiz 1: Week 2 Quiz

Q1. When new geographic features become visible as you zoom in on a web map, this is referred to as:

  • zoom layering
  • scale layering
  • flexible focus
  • geographic reveal

Q2.When working with ArcGIS Desktop, you will generally want to create this type of “container” for the feature classes you will be working with:

  • File geodatabase
  • Personal geodatabase
  • Shapefile

Q3. A file geodatabase can contain which of the following: (there is more than one correct answer)

  • .mxd (map document) files
  • Shapefiles
  • Raster datasets
  • Feature datasets
  • Feature classes

Q4. A map document (.mxd) file contains all of the following:

what data to display

where the data are located

how to display the data (including layout and symbology)

a copy of the GIS data used to create the map

  • True
  • False

Q5. If the actual distance between two points on the ground is 1 km, what is the distance between these same two points on a map that has a scale of 1:100,000?

  • 1 cm
  • 10 cm
  • 100 cm
  • 1000 cm

Q6. What is the length of one side of a web map tile?

  • 50 pixels
  • 100 pixels
  • 256 pixels
  • 512 pixels

Q7. In ArcMap, specifying the minimum and maximum map scales at which a map layer can be displayed is referred to as:

  • Scale range
  • Display limits
  • Scale parameters

Q8. ArcGIS Online allows you to set an exact map scale.

  • True
  • False

Q9. The style of the way geographic features are displayed on a map (for example, colour or line thickness) is referred to as the:

  • Look and feel
  • Artwork
  • Symbology

Q10. Map scale is a ratio of:

  • Page size to feature size
  • Map distance to ground distance
  • Ground distance to map distance

Introduction to GIS Mapping Week 03 Quiz Answers

Quiz 1: Week 3 Quiz

Q1. Put simply, a GIS is like linking a __ to a map.

  • database
  • chart
  • picture

Q2. In an attribute table, each vertical column is referred to as a:

  • file geodatabase
  • record
  • data model
  • field

Q3. You will generally want to create this type of “container” for the feature classes you will be working with:

  • file geodatabase
  • personal geodatabase
  • raster
  • vector

Q4. A file geodatabase can contain which of the following: (there is more than one correct answer)

  • feature datasets
  • map documents (.mxd files)
  • shapefiles
  • feature classes
  • raster datasets
  • layer (.lyr) files

Q5. A data model is:

  • a way of organizing map data
  • either a discrete or continuous phenomenon
  • a record in an attribute table for a particular feature class
  • a file geodatabase or a personal geodatabase

Q6. For the same spatial area, a raster file with a spatial resolution of 30 m has a __ data volume than does a raster file with a spatial resolution of 15 m.

  • 4x smaller
  • 4x larger
  • 2x smaller
  • 2x larger

Q7. A map document (.mxd) file contains all of the following:

what data to display

where the data is located

how to display the data (including layout, symbology, etc.)

a copy of the map data

  • True
  • False

Introduction to GIS Mapping Week 04 Quiz Answers

Quiz 1: Week 4 Quiz

Q1. Geodetic latitude refers to which of the following:

  • the angle between a given point and the Prime Meridian
  • the angle between the parallel on which a point sits and the center of the Earth
  • the distance from a given point to the Equator
  • the angle between the parallel on which a point sits and a plane running through the Equator

Q2. “Geoid height” refers to which of the following:

  • the distance between the geoid and the reference ellipsoid
  • the elevation of a location on the Earth’s surface above mean sea level
  • the distance between the geoid and mean sea level
  • the relative gravitational strength

Q3. Which of the following lists the approximate coordinates for A, B, C, and D correctly?

  • A: 51, -108
    • B: 22° S, 60° W
    • C: 13° N, 15° E
    • D: -27, 129
  • A: -27, 129
    • B: 13° N, 15° E
    • C: 22° S, 60° W
    • D: 51, -108
  • A: 22° S, 60° W
    • B: 51, -108
    • C: -27, 129
    • D: 13° N, 15° E

Q4. Which of the following is an ellipsoid?

  • UTM
  • Clark 1866
  • NAD83

Q5. A geographic coordinate system includes which of the following?

  • planar coordinates
  • projection
  • datum

Introduction to GIS Mapping Week 05 Quiz Answers

Quiz 1: Week 5 Quiz

Q1. True of false: a tangent case projection will always have two standard lines

  • true
  • false

Q2. In which part of the map will the scale factor be less than 1?

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • A and C

Q3. Where on the reference globe will there be the most distortion?

  • at the standard lines
  • at the Equator
  • there is no distortion on the reference globe
  • at the poles

Q4. Indicate which route from New York to London is the longest:

A:

B:

C or D (see labels in the image below)

  • A is the longest path
  • B is the longest path
  • C is the longest path
  • D is the longest path

Q5. Consider a World map that includes a Tissot’s Indicatrix, and that and in the image of a Tissot circle below are local longitudinal and latitudinal scale factors, respectively.

  • What does it mean if a x b ≠ 1?
  • the projection does not preserve area (that is, it is not an equal-area map)
  • the projection does not preserve shape
  • the projection distorts both shape and area
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