Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to Find Demographic Information


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What are demographics?

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1. What does GIS do?

2. What does it mean to say that GIS provides a spatial analysis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A geographic information system (GIS) is a helpful tool for social scientists. These interactive learning assessments will test you on the definition of demographics and the specific function and benefit of GIS, as well as additional terminology related to the topic.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These learning assessments will challenge your knowledge of the following:

  • Definition of demographics
  • Function and benefit of GIS
  • How GIS provides a spatial analysis
  • Proximity as described in regards to GIS

Skills Practiced

This quiz will give you practice applying the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the function of GIS
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as demographics and proximity in relation to GIS
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of GIS to answer questions about its primary benefit

Additional Learning

If you want to deepen your understanding of these concepts, you can watch the related lesson, Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to Find Demographic Information. The lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Name specific statistics that are used in demographics
  • Assess examples that illustrate how demographic statistics can relate to each other
  • Understand why social scientists find statistical data important

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