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This activity contains 19 questions.

Question 1.
What is a 'rich picture'?

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Question 2.
What does 'crossed swords' mean in a rich picture?

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Question 3.
What is a 'soft systems' approach?

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Question 4.
What is a 'hard systems' approach?

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Question 5.
Which of the following are recognized phases in hard systems analysis?

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Question 6.
What is cartographic modelling?

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Question 7.
What are the four stages in the development of a cartographic model?

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Question 8.
Which of the following simple equations is correct for the nuclear waste example?

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Question 9.
What is 'SLC'?

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Question 10.
What is prototyping?

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Question 11.
The 'rich picture' and 'root definition' are ideas drawn from the soft systems approach to system design.

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Question 12.
A physical data model describes the layout of the hardware which will make up a GIS system.

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Question 13.
A conceptual data model can be represented by a flow.

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Question 14.
During the lexical phase of hard systems analysis the study area for a project is selected.

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Question 15.
Cartographic modelling is an accepted method for processing of spatial information.

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Question 16.
Prototyping begins with a feasibility study.

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Question 17.
SWOT (Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis can be used in GIS project management.

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Question 18.
A PERT chart is a project management tool which illustrates how tasks depend on each other.

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Question 19.
The checking of GIS output against reality is one way of checking whether a GIS application meets the goals set for it.

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