GIS Lecture 01: Introduction and History
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GIS Lecture 01: Introduction and History

This quiz covers the introductory lecture on Geographic Information Systems (GIS), including its importance, history, components, and industries related to GIS. It also discusses the relevance of GIS in problem solving and the different perspectives of GIS.

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Why is geographic location considered an important attribute of activities, policies, strategies, and plans?

Because it is the most convenient basis for tracking human activities.

What is the main focus of geographic information systems (GIS)?

Tracking events, activities, and things along with their respective locations.

What does the statement 'Almost everything that happens, happens somewhere.' imply?

Geographic location is an important aspect of human activities.

What is the significance of knowing the location of events and activities?

<p>It helps in tracking and understanding human activities and events.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What distinguishes geographic problems from each other, according to the text?

<p>Scale, intent, and time scale</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following represents a problem at a much broader and coarser scale?

<p>Global diffusion of the 2003 SARS epidemic</p> Signup and view all the answers

What kind of problems involve information about entire national populations and global transport patterns?

<p>2004 bird flu epidemic diffusion</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which group solves geographic problems by employing new information technology to make better decisions?

<p>Farmers</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are problems that involve an aspect of location referred to as?

<p>Geographic problems</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which industry makes decisions on where to locate new clinics and hospitals?

<p>Healthcare managers</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who determines the routes and schedules of delivery company vehicles?

<p>Delivery company customers</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which sector assesses and recommends where best to site retail outlets?

<p>Geodemographics consultants</p> Signup and view all the answers

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