Quiz3_questions - QUESTIONS FOR QUIZ 3: GEOG 360 SPRING...

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QUESTIONS FOR QUIZ 3: GEOG 360 SPRING 2008 From the Text: 1. The text lists five things to consider when choosing a projection. List them: o Projection properties o Deformational patterns o Projection center o Familiarity o Cost 2. The text offers five ‘guidelines’ for use in base-map compilation. List them: o Map purpose o Use objective evaluation o Avoid personal bias o Determine what elements really typify the character of an area, and retain only these during the selection process o Strive for uniformity of treatment over the new map 3. What ellipsoid is used by the North American Datum of 1983 (NAD83)? o Clarke ellipsoid of 1866 4. What is map accuracy? o Degree of conformance to established standards; has particular significance with reference to maps at topographic scales but loses relevance when applied to thematic maps 5. What is the text’s definition of Geography? o Science that deals with the analysis of spatially distributed phenomena 6. What is difference between absolute location and relative location? o Absolute location- specifies position relative to a fixed grid system o Relative location- position of an object relative to another object; dynamic in nature 7. The text describes four major themes in Geographic research. List them: o Areal or spatial association o Forms and processes o Spatial interaction o Distance decay 8. The text lists ten ‘key concepts in Geography. What are they? o Direction o Distance o Geographic scale o Location o Distribution o Localization o Functional association o Spatial interaction
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o Regional concept o Concept of change 9. What is the difference between discrete, sequential and continuous phenomena? o Discrete- do not occur between spatial observations; distinguishable individual entities o Sequential- A special case of linear (continuous) data treated as points o Continuous- extend unbroken and without interruptions 10. What are the four measurement scales described in the text?
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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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Quiz3_questions - QUESTIONS FOR QUIZ 3: GEOG 360 SPRING...

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