Directions News Quiz - July 29, 2011

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 32

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Have you been paying attention to what's in the geospatial news this week? Let's find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How is SUNY-Cortland mapping the current whereabout of its social studies and history grads?
    • A. 

      Google Maps

    • B. 

      Ushahidi

    • C. 

      ArcGIS Online

    • D. 

      National Geographic paper maps

  • 2. 
    How many vendors responded to the Western States Contracting Alliance's Request for Information about a shared cloud GIS implementation?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      13

    • D. 

      23

  • 3. 
    Which company is not among those thought to be bidding to acquire GeoEye?
    • A. 

      Google

    • B. 

      Northrop Grumman

    • C. 

      BAE SYSTEMS

    • D. 

      Harris

  • 4. 
    What area of GIS use did the New York Times profile this week?
    • A. 

      Spatial humanities

    • B. 

      Emergency response

    • C. 

      Health care

    • D. 

      Agriculture

  • 5. 
    How did a Virginia pub owner attempt to solve the data error in satnavs that sent patrons to a private house?
    • A. 

      Wrote to his Congressman.

    • B. 

      Removed the address from his Web page.

    • C. 

      Installed a sign near that private house.

    • D. 

      Corrected the error in Google Map Maker.

  • 6. 
    What software is Common Cause Massachusetts using for its redistricting competition?
    • A. 

      Maptitude

    • B. 

      Google Maps

    • C. 

      ArcGIS Online

    • D. 

      Dave's Redistricting Software

  • 7. 
    Which organization has delivered 15,000 comments regarding the LightSquared GPS interference issue to the FCC? (Comments due Sat July 30)
    • A. 

      MAPPS

    • B. 

      URISA

    • C. 

      Save our GPS

    • D. 

      BoatUS

  • 8. 
    What company changed its name to NexTraq?
    • A. 

      Discrete Wireless

    • B. 

      NAVTEQ

    • C. 

      TCS

    • D. 

      LOC-AID

  • 9. 
    What is the secret ingredient in a new visualization and modeling application to understand and predict the movement of wildfires?
    • A. 

      Plastic toy soldiers

    • B. 

      Cell phones

    • C. 

      Wrist watches

    • D. 

      Sand

  • 10. 
    What's the compelling feature in the new Toyota Backseat Driver mobile game?
    • A. 

      The player actually steers the car.

    • B. 

      The game uses the actual route along which the car drives.

    • C. 

      Players can check-in on Foursquare.

    • D. 

      The game uses augmented reality.