Geog170 Final guide2

Geog170 Final guide2 - or less important than another 10 Ordinal Attributes Items on an ordinal scale are set into some kind of order by their

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1. Should politcal boundaries affect placement of dots on dot density map/proprtional symbols? Answer - No 2. The abstract map, rectangular with triangular shapes in a swirl shape from Exam 3 = Wind map 3. Population Pyramids : Graphic display of the age-sex distribution of a given region’s population. 4. Dots on neighborhood map = Broad Street map (cholera) 5. What are the 5 components of GIS? (computer, data, people, didn't get the rest) 6. Tobler's Law of Geography: Everything is related to everything else but nearer things are more related than farther things 7. Uncertainty exists in all GIS: Geospacial problems can be: - Local or Global - Intent- practical or exploratory - Timescale- operational, tactical, or strategic 8. Discrete Representation is / is not useful for set boundaries? Is useful because of well defined boundaries of features or phenomena 9. Nominal Attributes: Information available simple divides a group into subgroups. - this type of qualitative information carries no implication that one subgroup is more
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Unformatted text preview: or less important than another 10. Ordinal Attributes: Items on an ordinal scale are set into some kind of order by their position on the scale. This may indicate some type of rank or show sequence. 11. Reclassification: Used to re-assign values to a single attribute or range of attributes-is used to simplify rasters- often used to simplify data 12. Attributes of a program that has a start and an end and repeats = cycle 13. Spatial Analysis: the process of transforming and manipulating data to add value and support decisions- Static- Search for patterns 14. Inductive Reasoning – Examine empirical evidence in the search for patterns to support new theories, starting with data 15. Deductive – Test known theories or principles against newly acquired data 16. Spacial Modeling - Dynamic- Implementing ideas and hypotheses- Experimenting with options and scenarios 17. Spacial Analysis – - Static- Search for patterns...
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2011 for the course GEOL 170 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Maryland.

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