Greater Madison MPO

MAPS & GIS

GIS Trivia Answers

Who devised the Equal Area Cylinder Projection?

1. James Gall

2. Google

3. Gerardus Mercator

5. Johann Lambert

Coordinates refrenced to the origin of a given coordiate system are:

1. Positive

2. Bounded

3. False

4. Incorrect

5. Absolute

The opposite of Zenith is:

1. Nadir

2. Orbit

3. Parallax

4. RCA

5. Kernel

Mylar coated with red or yellow colored emulsion is know as:

1. Rubylith

2. Color film

3. Scribecoat

4. Silver halide

5. Ulano Tack

Which of these does not belong with the others?

1. Ptolemy's Geography

2. Merchant

3. Gerhard Kremer

4. March 5, 1501 (all others are revalant to Gerardus Mercator)

5. Latin

Which movie portrayed a cartographer in the lead role?

1. Gone with the Wind

2. The English Patient

3. Schindler's List

4. Das Boot

Which of the following is not a raster format:

1. DRG

2. DEM

3. DLG

4. TIF

Both paper maps and US postage stamps have been printed using these processes.

Which process in not an engraving method?
1. Flat Plate
2. Rotary Press
3. Offset.

Which of the following conversions is incorrect?
1. 10 terabytes = 10240 gigabytes.
2. 3.5 miles = 280 chains.
3. 1280 acres = 2 miles.
4. 133 meters = 13300 centimeters.
5. DD 43.5, -89.25 = DMS 43° 30' 0" N,  89° 15' 0" W

On historic maps known as T and O, the T is? 
1. The Black Sea
2. Africa
3. Lake Michigan and Lake Superior
4. The Mediterranean Sea

Gnomonic is a? 
1. Cylindrical Map Projection
2. Conic Map Projection
3. Planar Map Projection
4. Lawn Ornament

A value added to x-coordinates in a map projection so that no values in the area mapped are negative is a? 
1. False Westing
2. False Easting
3. False Northing
4. False Southing

A loxodrome is the same as a? 
1. Ordinal
2. Cartogram
3. Polygon
4. Rhumb line

Which of the following are NOT in correct sequence? 
1. x-ray, UV, blue 
2. red, near IR, middle IR
3. blue, red, green
4. x-ray, visible, microwave

Which scale is larger? 
1. 1" = 400' 
2. 1:600 
3. 1" = 4800" 
4. 1 inch equals 1000 feet

A diagram where geographic features are exaggerated and distorted in proportion to a value?
1. Choropleth
2. Graduated Symbols
3. Cartogram
4. Hypsometric

How many degrees of longitude does an UTM zone cover? 
1. 3
2. 6
3. 10
4. varies between zones

A straight line that cuts a curve or surface at two or more points is: 
1. secant
2. axis
3. pixel
4. tangent

The smallest unit of information in a grid cell map or scanner image is a:
1. kernel
2. resolution
3. pixel
4. kilobyte

Which brewery outfitted three bottles of beer with GPS units?:
1. Heineken
2. Pabst
3. Coors
4. Corona

Which projection was created to display accurate directions for sea travel?
1. Mercator 
2. Lambert 
3. Bonne 
4. Hammer-Atoff

Which of the following data can not be derived from DEMs? 
1. Watershed Delineation 
2. Slope 
3. Landuse 
4. Aspect

What name is used to describe the shape of the Earth? 
1. Ellipsoid 
2. Geoid 
3. Sexagesimal 
4. Azimuthal

The error calculated when georeferencing an image is know as: 
1. RMS
2. RBMS
3. RSM
4. RPM

The relationship of map units to real world units is know as: 
1. Projection 
2. Coordinates 
3. Distortion 
4. Scale

Which of the following is not a projection? 
1. Transverse Mercator 
2. Perspective 
3. State Plane 
4. Sinusoidal

Sun-Synchronous Orbit means: 
1. An orbit that always passes over the earth at the same local sun time. 
2. An orbit that maintains the same position in relationship to the sun. 
3. An orbit that maintains the same position in relationship to the earth. 
4. An orbit that appears to rise and set with the sun.

Which projection is used to accurately display the shape of an area? 
1. Conformal Projection 
2. Equidistant Projection 
3. Equal Area Projection 
4. Azimuthal Projection