Introduction to Geospatial Technologies 3rd Edition By Shellito – Test Bank


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(Chapter 5 Test Bank Questions)


Multiple Choice:

  1. The “information” being handled by GIS refers to
  2. spatial information.
  3. tabular information.
  4. visual information.
  5. non-spatial information.


  1. The term “GIS” first started being used in
    1. the 1950s with Harvard’s GIS Labs (SYGIS).
    2. the 1960s with Canada’s CGIS.
    3. the 1970s with the CIA’s Automap GIS.
    4. the 1980s with the development of Esri’s ArcGIS.


  1. When modeling the world in GIS, when all features are treated as objects with definite locations and boundaries, what is being described?
  2. Continuous field view of the world
  3. Discrete object view of the world
  4. Ellipsoid component view of the world
  5. Geographic view of the world


  1. Polygons are
    1. 0-dimensional objects.
    2. 1-dimensional objects.
    3. 2-dimensional objects.
    4. 3-dimensional objects.


  1. In the vector data model, all items are represented as
    1. equally spaced and sized grid cells.
    2. points, lines, and polygons.
    3. directional lines.
    4. digitizing sketches.


  1. In “heads-up” digitizing
  2. “meta” (or “control”) points must be set up at the edges of the map before beginning.
  3. digitizing is performed on a computer screen using an image as a backdrop.
  4. a mouse is moved across the mesh of a map taped to a digitizing table to capture points.
  5. only lines and polygons can be created; points must therefore be created using tabular x/y data.


  1. Topology (in GIS terms) describes
    1. the landforms on the Earth’s surface.
    2. how objects are connected to one another independently of their coordinates.
    3. how grid cells are set up adjacent to one another.
    4. how grid cells are contained within a larger raster data model.


  1. The digitized features from USGS topographic maps are
    1. digital line graphs.
    2. national land cover data.
    3. connectivity graphs.
    4. digital vector objects.


  1. In the raster data model
    1. areas are modeled using equally spaced and equally sized grid cells.
    2. polygon objects are used for modeling large geographic areas.
    3. continuous fields are modeled using points and lines.
    4. multiple types of grid resolutions can be used in the same data set.


  1. Non-spatial data in a GIS are referred to as


  1. A chart showing the amount of money earned by each of the top 10 movies of the week would be an example of which type of data?
    1. Nominal
    2. Ordinal
    3. Interval
    4. Ratio


  1. A parcel map of Mahoning County listing the owner of each land parcel would mean those polygons are representing what type of data?
    1. Nominal
    2. Ordinal
    3. Interval
    4. Ratio


  1. A map showing streams in Ohio displaying the number of available fishing days for each stream is showing line data of which type?
    1. Nominal
    2. Ordinal
    3. Interval
    4. Ratio


  1. A map showing the locations of the top tourist destinations in Florida, ranked by the number of tourists that came to them in 2011, is showing what type of data?
    1. Nominal
    2. Ordinal
    3. Interval
    4. Ratio


  1. The temperature (measured in degrees Celsius) would represent what type of data?
    1. Nominal
    2. Ordinal
    3. Interval
    4. Ratio


  1. A person’s social security number would represent what type of numerical data?
    1. Nominal
    2. Ordinal
    3. Interval
    4. Ratio



  1. Two tables may be joined together if which of the following conditions are met?
    1. The two tables have a common record.
    2. The two tables have a common field.
    3. The two tables contain the same data layers.
    4. The two tables’ data covers the same geographic area.


  1. Metadata refers to
    1. descriptive information about the data.
    2. data automatically created by the GIS during the digitizing process.
    3. the “meta” or “control” points used in digitizing.
    4. data manually imported into the GIS.


  1. Which of the following software programs has the greatest amount of functionality?
    1. ArcGIS ArcView 10
    2. ArcGIS ArcEditor 10
    3. ArcGIS ArcInfo 10
    4. ArcGIS Explorer 10


  1. The new file format developed for ArcGIS was


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