# Maps + Mapmaking

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GIS/Cartography intro quiz.

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• 1.
How do you make qualitative differences visible (symbols)?
• A.

Distance, orientation, shape

• B.

Color, Shape, Area

• C.

Shape, Orientation, Color

• 2.
How many UTM zones does Texas have?
• A.

3

• B.

4

• C.

5

• D.

6

• 3.
Texas Statewide Mapping System (TSMS): What's the projection?
• A.

Mercator Cylindrical

• B.

Lambert Conformal Conic

• C.

Oblique Mercator

• 4.
TSMS: Which datum?
• A.

• B.

• 5.
Which three conformal projections does state plane coordinate system have? Pick 3
• A.

Lambert Conformal Conic

• B.

Transverse Mercator

• C.

Equatorial Planar

• D.

Oblique Mercator

• 6.
What are the three important projections?
• A.

Lambert Conformal Conic

• B.

Equatorial Planar

• C.

Universal Transverse Mercator

• D.

Oblique Mercator

• E.

Albers Equal Area Conic

• 7.
What are the four aspects of map projections?
• A.

Polar, Equatorial, Transverse, Oblique

• B.

Mercator, Polar, Transverse, Lambert

• C.

Oblique, Polar, Equatorial, Lambert

• D.

Transverse, Equatorial, Oblique, Mercator

• 8.
What is Tangency? and 2 types.
• A.

Tangent case and secant case

• B.

The closeness to the surface of an oboject

• C.

The location or locations that a projection surface touches or cuts through the globe. ie: standard parallel.

• 9.
What are the types of map distortions?
• A.

Shape, scale, area, distance

• B.

Scale, length, area, shape

• C.

Shape, area, distance, direction

• D.

Direction, scale, shape, and area

• 10.
What is the best way to define earth?
• A.

An oblate ellipsoid

• B.

A spheroid

• C.

A geoid

• D.

An oblate geoid

• 11.
What are the four most important characteristics of cartographic maps?
• A.

Scale

• B.

Vertical or oblique views

• C.

Symbolized representations

• D.

Map projection

• E.

Coordinate system

• 12.
Which is not an important characteristic of mental maps?
• A.

Not to scale

• B.

Subjective and inconsistent

• C.

They are false

• D.

Might not include cardinal directions

• E.

No geometrical reference framework

• 13.
What is not a function of reference maps?
• A.

Communication model

• B.

Natural and cultural features

• C.

Nautical and aeronautical charts

• D.

The USGS (United States Geological Survey

• E.

Location for distances/directions

• 14.
What do thematic maps include? 1 answer
• A.

Thematic content and spatial location

• B.

Usgs

• C.

Elevation

• D.

Spatial attributes

• 15.
What are the most important characteristics of maps?
• A.

Area, distance, scale, size

• B.

Area, distance, direction, size

• C.

Symbology and scale

• D.

Vertical/oblique views, scale, map projection, and symbols

• 16.
What is the equation for converting scale?
• 17.
What is the equation for converting to decimal degrees?
• 18.
What does URF and KRF mean? All lower case, type exactly like: ________ and _________
• 19.
How to you figure out if a map is good? What equation do you use?
• 20.
What does zi and zt stand for?
• A.

Zi= interpolated elevation (predicted zt= true elevation

• B.

Ziti

• C.

Zitiiiii!

• 21.
What is a datum?
• A.

A mathematical model of the earth

• B.

The mathematical model related to real world features

• C.

Real world features projected with minimum distortion from a round earth to flat map

• D.

A system of coordinates

• 22.
What is an ellipsoid
• A.

A mathematical model of earth

• B.

A system of coordinates

• C.

Earth as a sphere

• 23.
Who uses the WGS84?
• A.

Department of geography

• B.

Department of education

• C.

Department of defense and geospatial intelligence agency

• 24.
Where is the zero located for the NAD27