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Chapter 5 Test Bank Questions
1. SDTS represents:
a. Line coverages directly readable by a GIS
b. A “neutral” file format used for data storage and portability
c. A “universal” file format in which a single file is readable by any GIS
d. A compressed version of a shapefile
2. Layers such as digitized contours, water bodies, and railroads from USGS topographic maps
are used in GIS as:
a. Digital Line Graphs
b. US Topos
c. NHD datasets
d. Digital Raster Graphics
3. Which of the following is not a type of data available through ArcGIS Online?
a. Model
b. Basemap
c. Map Package
d. Layer Package
4. Metadata refers to:
a. Descriptive information about the data
b. Data automatically created by the GIS during the digitizing process
c. The “meta” or “control” points used in digitizing
d. Data manually imported into the GIS
5. Digital Line Graphs of all states can be accessed via:
a. EarthExplorer
b. The National Map
c. AmericaView
d. Geoplatform.gov
6. Which of the following basemaps is not available through ArcGIS Online?
a. Oceans
b. Land cover
c. Topographic
d. Imagery
7. Which of the following types of data is not available through the National Map?
a. US Topos
b. National Land Cover Database
c. NHD
d. 3D Buildings
8. Descriptive information about GIS data refers to:
a. Metadata
b. Autodata
c. XML data
d. Manual data
9. The National Map is operated by:
a. USGS
b. U.S. Census Bureau
c. NASA
d. Esri
10. How are geodatabases currently obtained via The National Map?
a. Data must be purchased using PayPal or a credit card and then will be downloaded in stages.
b. Data will be e-mailed directly to a user.
c. Data are directly downloaded from the National Map.
d. An order is placed and then an e-mail containing a download link is sent to a user.
11. Requesting one county’s worth of transportation data from The National Map will result in
what extent of data being obtained?
a. Transportation data for each individual township that makes up the county
b. Transportation data for only the requested county
c. Transportation data for all counties in the state
d. Transportation data for the entire country
12. One or more data layers can be contained inside a:
a. App Package
b. Tool Package
c. Layer Package
d. Data Package
13. VGI represents which of the following?
a. ArcGIS data provided by Esri
b. Free data from a government source
c. Premium (i.e., subscription level) content from ArcGIS Online
d. User-generated geospatial content
14. Which of the following is an example of VGI?
a. OpenStreetMap
b. Google Maps
c. The National Map
d. Garmin roads data
15. Which of the following is a source for obtaining Digital Raster Graphics?
a. Landfire
b. Libremap
c. The National Map
d. Data.gov
16. Which of the following is a source for obtaining TIGER/Line files?
a. U.S. Census Bureau
b. The National Map
c. Geoplatform.gov
d. Tiger.com
17. International metadata standards that have been adopted in North America are:
a. FGDC
b. ISO 19115
c. CSDGM
d. EU-META

 

 

 

 

Chapter 15 Test Bank Questions
1. The grid cell value of a DTM refers to:
a. Vertical Accuracy
b. The Vertical Datum
c. Elevation
d. Bathymetry
2. Draping utilizes which of the following?
a. The Vertical Datum
b. Slope
c. Aspect
d. Base Heights
3. Which of the following is used in digital terrain models to represent elevation?
a. X
b. Y
c. Z
d. E
4. A shaded relief map of the terrain created by modeling the position of an illumination source
in relation to the terrain is:
a. Hillshade
b. Shadowmap
c. Surface Aspect
d. NED
5. The cell values in a slope aspect grid represent:
a. The steepness of slope at that cell (measured in degrees)
b. The height of the elevation at that cell
c. The amount of friction at a cell for traveling across it
d. The direction the steepest slope is facing at that cell
6. When computing a hillshade, “azimuth” refers to:
a. The position of the light source measured between 0 degrees and 90 degrees
b. The height of the light source above the terrain
c. The position of the light source measured in 0 degrees to 360 degrees in relation to the
DEM
d. The direction the shadows generated from the light source, measured between 0 degrees and
360 degrees
7. A common vertical datum for current U.S. elevation data is:
a. VD83
b. GPS95
c. NAD83
d. NAVD88
8. Which of the following is a property of a digital elevation model (DEM)?
a. Elevation values must be placed an equally spaced distance apart.
b. It can contain grid cells of multiple resolutions in the same dataset.
c. The grid cell resolution cannot be coarser than 10 m.
d. Additional elevation points may be added to the DEM to improve measurements.
9. A histogram of a raster dataset represents a graphical depiction of:
a. The elevation values of each cell of a digital terrain model on the x-axis and the corresponding
slope values for each cell on the y-axis
b. The grid cell values on the x-axis and the number of grid cells of those values on the y-
axis
c. The slope values of each cell of a digital terrain model on the x-axis and the corresponding
slope aspect values for each cell on the y-axis
d. The grid cell values on the x-axis and the corresponding elevation value of each cell on the y-
axis.
10. When computing a hillshade, “altitude” refers to:
a. The position of the light source measured between 0 degrees and 90 degrees
b. The height of the light source above the terrain
c. The position of the light source measured in 0 degrees to 360 degrees in relation to the DEM
d. The direction the shadows generated from the light source, measured between 0 degrees and
360 degrees
11. Slope is calculated for a digital elevation model by:
a. Using the native value assigned to each grid cell in the National Elevation Dataset
b. Computing the direction of steepest descent from each grid cell
c. Dividing the value for run by the value for rise
d. Multiplying the value for rise by the grid cell resolution
12. Which of the following visibility analysis techniques will examine areas 360 degrees around
a vantage point?
a. Viewshed
b. Binary Sight
c. Line Of Sight
d. View Rotation
13. The ability to simulate standing on top of a taller object during visibility analysis refers to
which of the following?
a. Observer offset
b. Platforming
c. View elevation
d. 3D View
14. What is meant by the term “functional surface” in ArcGIS?
a. It is continuous so that you can measure a single elevation value at any location.
b. It can act as multiple different types of surfaces simultaneously.
c. It can provide multiple viewpoints for visibility analysis at the same time.
d. It can measure several different z-values at each grid cell.
15. Your work in ArcScene is stored in a:
a. Globe document (.gxd file)
b. Scene document (.sxd file)
c. Map document (.mxd file)
d. ArcScene document (.axd file)
16. Which of the following resolutions for DEMs is not available in the 3D Elevation Program?
a. 3 arc-seconds
b. 1 arc-second
c. 1/3 arc-second
d. 1/9 arc-second
17. A process in which GIS layers are given elevation values to match the corresponding heights
in a digital terrain model is:
a. Breaklining
b. Baselining
c. Draping
d. Sloping

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