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During Geography Awareness Week, this celebration began November 19, 1999

What is GIS Day?

100

This map contains elevation and contour lines

What is a Topographic Map?

100

This is currently the tallest building in the United States

What is One World Trade Center?

100

Known as a key to the map

What is a legend?

100

A framework and set of tools for processing geographic and related data

What is Geoprocessing?

200

In 1969, these two people founded the Environmental Systems Research Institute

Who are Jack and Laura Dangermond?

200

This map is concerned with a particular theme or topic of interest

What is a Thematic Map?

200

This river is the longest in the United States

What is the Missouri River?

200

A process of representing a 3D or spherical surface on a flat plane

What is Map Projection?

200

This data form consists of grid cells with assigned values

What is Raster?

300

This country developed the first operational GIS

What is Canada?

300

Harry Beck created this famous diagrammatic underground map

What is the London Tube Map? (1931)

300

This state has a population greater than Canada

What is California?

300
A process of obscuring conflicting feature symbology

What is Masking?

300

Creates a polygon at a set distance surrounding a feature

What is Buffer?

400

1972 was the year this device first launched

What is the Landsat Satellite?


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A 2nd century map of the world from Greco-Roman society

What is (Claudius) Ptolemy's World Map?

400

This famous athlete dunked with a degree in Geography

Who is Michael Jordan?

400

This system is comprised of parallels and meridians

What is a grid?

400

Used to calculate the steepness of terrain

What is the Slope Tool?

500

This US Government bureau was an early adopter of GIS core principles

What is the Census Bureau?

500

Showing the layout of the "cursus publicus" this map illustrates the road network of the Roman Empire

What is the Tabula Puetingeriana?

500

This desert is located in three different States

What is the Mojave Desert?

500

This individual created the first projection method

Who is Gerardus Mercator?

500

Created in 1998, this is the de facto data exchange format

What is a Shapefile?

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