# Marauders Map Intro To GIS

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Based on GIS introductory presentation given to 8th graders, this quiz tests their knowledge on what they observed during one day's lesson in class. Some of the quiz requires the use of 1916 map of Lower Manhattan.

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### Why can't a paper map do what the Marauder's Map does?

• A.

Paper maps CAN do what the Marauder's Map does. They show locations that can be found in space just like the Marauder's Map did.

• B.

The Marauder's Map was magical, and no one we know in our class has magic like they do at Hogwartz.

• C.

It would be illegal for us to do what the Marauder's Map does using a paper map.

• D.

Paper maps give you a snapshot of one moment in time. If you put an object on the map that might move, then you're map is inaccurate pretty quickly after that.

D. Paper maps give you a snapshot of one moment in time. If you put an object on the map that might move, then you're map is inaccurate pretty quickly after that.
Explanation
The Marauder's Map is able to track the real-time movement of individuals within Hogwarts, which is something that a paper map cannot do. Paper maps only provide a static representation of a specific moment in time and do not have the ability to update or track the movement of objects or people. Therefore, if an object or person depicted on a paper map were to move, the map would quickly become inaccurate.

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• 3.

### How can you do using technology what a Marauder's Map does with magic?

• A.

Use a cell phone signal to track locations of people and objects on a digital map.

• B.

Use satellites to constantly watch particular individuals so that you can put it on a digital map.

• C.

With a large map spread out on a table, hire someone to follow a person you are interested in tracking and call in their position. Then move a game piece on the map that represents the person's position.

• D.

We cannot currently track multiple individuals' position. It is simply too hard for current technology.

A. Use a cell pHone signal to track locations of people and objects on a digital map.
Explanation
Using a cell phone signal to track locations of people and objects on a digital map is similar to what a Marauder's Map does with magic. By utilizing GPS technology and cell phone signals, it is possible to pinpoint the exact location of individuals or objects and display them on a digital map in real-time. This allows for tracking and monitoring of multiple individuals simultaneously, just like the Marauder's Map tracks the whereabouts of multiple people within Hogwarts.

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### Why can't a photograph by itself be a map?

• A.

A photograph contains too much information.

• B.

A photograph used as a map is simply too realistic. Maps should not be too realistic.

• C.

It's too hard to take a photograph correctly that would be a map.

• D.

Photographs are not always facing north, and they would have to be in order to be a map.

• E.

Maps require additional information beyond just the way that space looks that you are mapping.

E. Maps require additional information beyond just the way that space looks that you are mapping.
Explanation
A photograph by itself cannot be a map because maps require additional information beyond just the way that space looks. Maps include various elements such as symbols, labels, scales, and legends to provide specific details and context about the area being represented. A photograph, on the other hand, captures a moment in time and does not inherently contain the necessary elements to convey spatial information or aid in navigation. Thus, additional information is needed to transform a photograph into a map.

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### There are four things that a map MUST have with it in order to be a good map.  What are three?

• A.

Scale, direction, information source

• B.

Scale, title, information source

• C.

Legend, title, information source

• D.

Information source, direction, locational grid

• E.

Legend, scale, locational grid

A. Scale, direction, information source
Explanation
A good map must have a scale to indicate the relationship between distances on the map and actual distances on the ground. Direction is necessary to provide orientation and help users understand the relative positions of different locations. An information source is important to indicate the credibility and reliability of the data used to create the map.

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### Using the Lower Manhattan map, about how far is it from Trinity Church to St. Paul's Church in a straight line?

• A.

800 Feet

• B.

1500 Feet

• C.

400 Feet

• D.

2500 Feet

• E.

6200 Feet

B. 1500 Feet
Explanation
The distance from Trinity Church to St. Paul's Church in Lower Manhattan is approximately 1500 feet in a straight line. This means that if one were to walk directly from Trinity Church to St. Paul's Church, the distance covered would be around 1500 feet.

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• 8.

### There are some transportation structures that make a loop on Cortlandt and Fulton through the Hudson Terminal Buildings.  What are these structures?

• A.

Trolley Lines

• B.

Surface Lines

• C.

Subways

• D.

Tunnels

• E.

D. Tunnels
Explanation
The correct answer is tunnels. The question asks about transportation structures that make a loop on Cortlandt and Fulton through the Hudson Terminal Buildings. Tunnels are underground passageways that are commonly used for transportation purposes, allowing vehicles or trains to travel through them. In this case, the tunnels mentioned in the answer are likely referring to the underground passageways that connect Cortlandt and Fulton streets through the Hudson Terminal Buildings.

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### Which one of the following would likely not be a LAYER in a Geographic Information System (GIS)?

• A.

• B.

How much money you have in the bank

• C.

Schools

• D.

Kinds of soil

• E.

B. How much money you have in the bank
Explanation
The question is asking for something that would not be a layer in a Geographic Information System (GIS). A GIS is a system that captures, stores, analyzes, and manages spatial or geographic data. Layers in a GIS typically represent different types of spatial information such as roads, schools, kinds of soil, or your friend's houses. However, the amount of money you have in the bank is not a spatial or geographic attribute and therefore would not be a layer in a GIS.

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• 10.

### We talked today about African elephants in GIS.  What were the GIS maps being used for with the elephants?

• A.

Trying to find out where people might want to hunt elephants illegally.

• B.

Trying to understand why elephants like to give birth always at the same place.

• C.

Trying to understand the spread of an elephant disease that was originally caused by people.

• D.

Trying to find areas that might be hard on elephants because of a combination of many people and low water supply.

D. Trying to find areas that might be hard on elepHants because of a combination of many people and low water supply.
Explanation
The GIS maps were being used to identify areas that could potentially be challenging for elephants due to a combination of high human population and limited water resources. This information would help in understanding the impact of human activities and water scarcity on elephant populations and aid in conservation efforts.

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### What was your favorite thing that we did today and why?

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