Cartography Questions Chapter 3
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- Maps, usually at intermediate to small scale, that have been compiled from topographic scale maps
are BEST described as being: (a) derived maps; (b) Boggs projections; (c) map copyright; (d)
Hammer projections; (e) NONE of these.
- A central function in cartographic compilation which involves simplification, selection, and emphasis
is: (a) map copyright; (b) map accuracy; (c) cartographic generalization; (d) grid squares; (e) state
- The INcorrect association between book and author below is: (a) Greenhood-Mapping; (b) Raisz-Principles of Cartography; (c) Espenshade-Goode's World Atlas; (d) Robinson, Sale, and
Morrison-Elements of Cartography; (e) Thrower-Maps and Man.
- Essential questions for map projection selection include: (a) projection properties; (b) deformational
patterns; (c) projection center; (d) familiarity and cost; (e) ALL of these.
- The most demanded of projection properties is usually: (a) azimuthality; (b) equidistance; (c)
conformality; (d) equivalence; (e) NONE of these.
- Equal-area projections which are often used to map the world inc}ude the: (a) Mollweide; (b) Boggs
Eumorphic; (c) Hammer equal-area; (d) Gall-Peters; (e) A, B, and C above.
- A projection which can be described as the arithmetic mean between a sinusoidal and a Mollweide
with horizontally equally spaced parallels and curved meridians BEST describes the: (a) Albers
equal-area; (b) Boggs Eumorphic; (c) Mercator; (d) Bonne; (e) Eckert.
- The projection with bearings true from the center, and curved parallels and meridians with parallels
spaced closer near the poles on the central meridian and meridians spaced closer near sides of the
equator BEST describes the: (a) Bonne; (b) Boggs; (c) Lambert azimuthal; (d) Orthographic; (e)
- On the Mollweide projection, the ratio between the central meridian and the equator is: (a) 1:2; (b)
2:5; (c) 1:0.5; (d) 1:5; (e) variable.
- Equivalency on the Mollweide is achieved by: (a) straight meridians; (b) the spacing of the parallels;
(c) elimination of shape distortional; (d) circular parallels; (e) ALL of these.
- The Hammer projection is: (a) easier to construct than the Mollweide; (b) has equally curved
parallels; (c) stretches Africa more along the north-south axis than the Mollweide; (d) ALL of these;
(e) NONE of these.
- Very similar to the Mollweide is the: (a) Hammer; (b) Boggs; (c) Mercator; (d) BOTH A and B; (e)
NONE of these.
- Organizations officially supporting the resolution regarding the use of rectangular world maps
include all EXCEPT: (a) AGS; (b) AAG; (c) NCGE; (d) NGS; (e) GTU.
- Wise choices for mapping continent-sized areas include the: (a) Bonne; (b) Mollweide; (c)
sinusoidal; (d) Lambert azimuthal and Albers equal-area; (e) ALL of these.
- An equal-area conical projection with a central meridian and the cone assumed tangent to a standard
parallel describes the: (a) Mercator; (b) Mollweide; (c) Gnomonic; (d) Robinson; (e) Bonne.
- Mapping large countries at middle latitudes can be BEST done with the: (a) Lambert azimuthal
equal-area; (b) Albers equal-area; (c) Bonne; (d) ALL of these; (e) NONE of these.
- The normal aspect for the Lambert equal-area azimuthal projection is usually considered to be: (a) a
pole; (b) 0°, 0°; (c) the equator; (d) the prime meridian; (e) 42°N.
- The Albers equal-area projection is considered: (a) azimuthal; (b) spherical; (c) cylindrical; (d)
pseudocylindrical; (e) conic.
- Cylindrical projections include: (a) Mercator; (b) Miller Cylindrical; (c) Orthographic; (d)
Gnomonic; (e) BOTH A and B.
- Pseudocylindrical projections include: (a) Robinson; (b) Sinusoidal Equal Area; (c) Stereographic;
(d) Polyconic; (e) BOTH A and B.
- Azimuthal projections do NOT include: (a) Orthographic; (b) Stereographic; (c) Gnomonic; (d)
Robinson; (e) Lambert Azimuthal Equal Area.
- Conic projections include: (a) Mercator; (b) Robinson; (c) Sinusoidal Equal Area; (d) ALL of these;
(e) NONE of these.
- The conic projection which is conformal is: (a) Albers Equal Area Conic; (b) Equidistant Conic; (c)
Polyconic; (d) Bipolar Oblique Conic Conformal; (e) NONE of these.
- Projections NOT suitable for mapping the world include: (a) Oblique Mercator; (b) Stereographic;
(c) Albers Equal Area Conic; (d) Polyconic; (e) ALL of these.
- Projections suitable for mapping at large scale include: (a) Miller Cylindrical; (b) Sinusoidal Equal
Area; (c) Lambert Conformal Conic; (d) Equidistant Conic; (e) ALL of these.
- Information which should be included with the map includes: (a) scale; (b) central meridian and
standard parallel(s); (c) central parallel; (d) scale factor on the central meridian; (e) ALL of these.
- The "New World Map" which "Cuts Nations Down to Size" referred to the: (a) Mercator; (b) Bonne;
(c) Gall-Peters; (d) Robinson; (e) Van der Grinten.
- The projection the NGS now uses is the: (a) Mercator; (b) Gall-Peters; (c) Winkell Tripel; (d)
Bonne; (e) Van de Grinten.
- The Gall-Peters projection portrays distances accurately: (a) true; (b) false.
- Peters' important contribution is: (a) the creation of a map which accurately portrays distance,
direction, and area; (b) the attention raised to the inappropriateness of the Mercator projection; (c)
the increased speed and ease at which base maps can be derived from his projection; (d) the
obsolescence of the older projections since his computer generated map is so remarkably superior; (e)
the revisement of the geographical coordinate system to fit the true shape of the earth.
- The effect of having two standard meridians is to: (a) reduce the scale distortion; (b) have accurate
measurements between the two lines; (c) produce a map from two data layers instead of one; (d) ALL
of these; (e) NONE of these.
- Guidelines for generalization and compilation include: (a) have a clear map purpose; (b) evaluate
objectively; (c) avoid personal bias; (d) strive for uniformity of treatment; (e) ALL of these.
- A list of important internet sites sources is most easily obtained from: (a) Earth Science Information
Center; (b) Association of American Geographers; (c) Defense Mapping Agency; (d) GNIS; (e)
- It is generally acceptable to reduce a map but one should not be enlarged: (a) true; (b) false.
- Reducing a map is cartographically acceptable because it generalizes and hides some of the
cartographic flaws of the map without creating additional design problems. (a) true; (b) false.
- Methods of changing scales include: (a) photography; (b) electrostatic; (c) scanning; (d) digitizing;
(e) ALL of these.
- Outline or base maps are generally not copyrightable: (a) true; (b) false.