Geographic Information System (GIS): Using Maps & Locations to Make Decisions


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Pieces of information that provide a description of features in GIS are _____.

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1. What are the two general data formats used in GIS?

2. How are neighborhoods represented in GIS?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are used by countless businesses, organizations, and individuals in order to gain important data regarding geographic locations pertinent to their success. This quiz and worksheet combination will present you with opportunities to identify different terminology and aspects of these types of systems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you will be asked about the following vocabulary and specifics:

  • Geographic relations between map locations
  • Raster
  • Attributes
  • Vectors and vector data

Skills Practiced

Prepare to utilize various learning skills as you take this quiz, including:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related mapping lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding specific terms relating to GIS
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about aspects of data and data formats in this mapping system

Additional Learning

To learn more about this computer system, study the complementary lesson on Geographic Information Systems (GIS): Using Maps & Locations to Make Decisions. The lesson will answer the following questions:

  • What is a GIS?
  • Why would you use a GIS?
  • How does this system work?
  • What are spatial data and spatial analysis, and how are they utilized?