Remote Sensing Questions Chapter 8

  1. What are the four chronological phases of environmental and natural-resources planning and management?
  2. Of what must a GIS be capable?
  3. What are the five basic technical elements of a GIS?
  4. Explain each of them.
  5. What is the difference between a vector GIS and a raster GIS?
  6. What elements compose the data management elements of a GIS?
  7. Distinguish between surface analysis and overlay analysis.
  8. According to the USGS, what criteria should a land use and land cover classification system meet?
  9. What factors determine the minimum area that can be classified as to land use and land cover?
  10. By example, explain how the USGS Land Use and Land Cover Classification System is hierarchical.