Maps + Mapmaking

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Cartography Quizzes & Trivia

GIS/Cartography intro quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 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. 

      NAD27

    • B. 

      NAD83

  • 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