Problem of the Week: Data Definitions 

The term topology, as used in a geographic information system (GIS), is

(A) the complete coverage of a plane or a volume by its division into contiguous spatial elements

(B) a means of organizing data into columns and rows

(C) the relationships, such as adjacency and connectivity, between points, lines and polygons

(D) a commonly used raster file format

The answer is (C).


This is problem 1 (14-1) from the NEW third edition of “Surveying Solved Problems for the FS and PS Exams” by Jan Van Sickle, PLS (formerly "1001 Solved Surveying Fundamentals Problems"). Reprinted with permission from “Surveying Solved Problems for the FS and PS Exams” by Jan Van Sickle, PLS (2008 Professional Publications Inc.). For details on this and other FLS exam-prep books, call 800/426-1178 or visit www.ppi2pass.com.