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GIS Terminologies Quiz

Some of you would be aware of the term GIS (Geographic Information System), but for those who don’t know what is GIS, here is a short definition of GIS: A GIS is a database system that uses both spatial data as well as attribute data to answer the questions about where and how the things are related. It has various functions, including creating data, making maps, analyzing relationships, etc.

So, are you ready to put your GIS knowledge to the test? Enter this quiz to find out! We have created several questions for you to answer and have some fun exploring your GIS knowledge. Our motto is to share knowledge along with some fun. All the best!



  • Test your basic knowledge about GIS (Geographic Information Systems)
  • This set of questions focuses on “GIS Terminologies”
  • Match each statement with the correct term.

ALL THE BEST! HAPPY LEARNING!

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1. 
The process of aligning geographic data to a known coordinate system so it can be viewed, queried, and analyzed with other geographic data is called
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The spatial relationships between connecting or adjacent features in a geographic data layer (for example, arcs, nodes, polygons, and points) is known as
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_______ is the digital representation of the land surface elevation with respect to any reference datum.
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______ is a coordinate-based data model that represents geographic features as points, lines, and polygons.
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_______ only looks at the location information, instead of the attribute tables which involve distances, locations within areas
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______ is the information about data found in a special type of database or text file known as the data dictionary which describes the content and structure of a data set
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The ratio or relationship between a distance or area on a map and the corresponding distance or area on the ground is known as _____.
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_____ is a model of the earth that is used in mapping which consists of a series of numbers that define the shape and size of the ellipsoid and its orientation in space
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The process of flattening out the Earth onto a flat piece of paper or computer screen is a mathematical process called a _____.
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______ is a framework and set of tools for processing geographic and related data
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A _____ is an important point along a line feature where two lines intersect.
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_____ are the grid cells that make up raster images, which are identical in size
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_____ is the study and mapping of Earth’s features including land surfaces, relief, natural, and constructed features.
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______ are locations known to have a high degree of accuracy that are used to convert digitized coordinates from paper maps and georeferencing to standard map projection coordinates.
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______ is a vector data storage format for storing the location, shape, and attributes of geographic features.

This Post Has 18 Comments

  1. Adamu El-Oji

    Fun indeed I appreciate you,believing you will give us GIS quizzes

  2. Ursula Pols

    Great quiz

  3. Rukayat Temilade

    I really enjoyed the quiz, it really helpful so as to remember terminologies in GIS. Hope to attempt more.
    Thanks.

  4. Azam Khan

    Good initiative to test GIS knowledge, enjoyed it and hope to receive more in future

  5. Keval

    Good brushup of our knowledge

  6. Eman Maddan Abd El-Rhman

    Is it certified?

    1. Kushal Shah

      Hello,

      No, you won’t get any certificate for this particular quiz as this quiz is just for sharing the GIS knowledge to all. In near future we will definitely come up with certified quizzes.

      Thank you,
      Team Insights GIS.

  7. DEREJE KETEMA

    after I respond the Quiz shall I get the certificate from your organization

    1. Kushal Shah

      Hello,

      No, you won’t get any certificate for this particular quiz as this quiz is just for sharing the GIS knowledge to all. In near future, we will definitely come up with certified quizzes.

      Thank you,
      Team Insights GIS.

  8. Dr. Rubeena Khan

    Good

  9. Kajal Barman

    Good initiative

  10. Simbarashe Thondhlana

    Thanks so much for making this quiz free and accessible to everyone. I really enjoyed it and hope to receive more in future.

    1. Kwandu

      This was great quiz. It’s refreshing. Thanks!

  11. Tshering penjor

    It was a great question! Really helpful.

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