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This activity contains 14 questions.

Question 1.
What does the abbreviation DBMS stand for?

 
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Question 2.
The advantages of Standard Query Language (SQL) include which of the following in relation to GIS databases?

 
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Question 3.
Which of the following are characteristics of an RDBMS?

 
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Question 4.
What is a 'tuple'?

 
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Question 5.
Which of the following are issues to be considered by users of large corporate GIS databases?

 
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Question 6.
Which of the following are features of the object-oriented approach to databases?

 
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Question 7.
Redundancy is minimised with a computer based database approach.

   
 
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Question 8.
The relational database model is based on concepts proposed in the 1960s and 1970s.

   
 
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Question 9.
A row in a database can also be called a domain.

   
 
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Question 10.
A first step in database creation should be needs analysis.

   
 
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Question 11.
In entity attribute modelling a many to many relationship is represented by M:M.

   
 
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Question 12.
In a networked web based GIS all communications must go through an internet map server.

   
 
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Question 13.
In an OO database approach 'object = attributes + behaviour'.

   
 
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Question 14.
In an OO database objects may inherit some or all of the characteristics of other objects.

   
 
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