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QUESTIONS FOR QUIZ 1: GEOG 360 SPRING 2008 From the Text: 1. What is the difference between Qualitative and Quantitative Thematic maps ? a. Qualitative- thematic map whose main purpose is to show locational features of nominal data b. Quantitative- thematic map whose main purpose is to show spatial aspects of numerical data- spatial variation of amount 2. What is Dent’s definition of a Mental Map’? a. Mental images having spatial attributes 3. What are the components of a Thematic Map? a. Special- purpose, single-topic map b. Designed to demonstrate particular features or concepts 4. What is meant by map scale? a. Amount of reduction that takes place in going from real-world to map plane b. Ratio of map distance to earth distance 5. Describe the ‘selection’ process of cartographic abstraction and generalization. a. Beings the mapmaking activity b. Involves early decisions regarding the geographic space to be mapped, map scale, map projection and aspect, which data variables are appropriate for the map’s purpose, and any data gathering or sampling methods that must be employed c. Work very closely with the map author or map client d. Requires the cartographer to be somewhat familiar with the map’s content 6. Describe the ‘classification’ process of cartographic abstraction and generalization. a. Objects are placed in groups having identical or similar features b. The individuality and detail of each element is lost c. Information is conveyed through identification of the boundaries of the group d. Classification reduces the complexity of the map image, helps to organize the mapped information, and enhances communication e. Qualitative and quantitative details 7. Describe the ‘simplification’ process of cartographic abstraction and generalization. a.
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course GEOG 360 taught by Professor Willis during the Spring '08 term at Binghamton University.

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