Friday, March 29, 2013

Failed to Study For Friday's Test Friday

Didn't you just hate showing up for school on a Friday, dreaming of a fun filled weekend, only to discover your English teacher, Mrs. Snodgrass, was giving a major test during first period, and you had forgotten all about it. And, try as you may, last minute cramming wasn't working because the test was on some absurd number of chapters of Shakespeare - like 23. Mrs. Snodgrass rules - welcome to Failed to Study For Friday's Test Friday:

Question #1: What does the acronym NSGIC stand for?
Answer: National States Geographic Information Council.  See: Public Safety Interface of the GIS Inventory

Question #2: "If your title, or reality of your job, connects terms like GIS, geospatial, SCADA, or planning, with a word that has something to do with infrastructure - look around - you are on the front line of the next war." True or False?
Answer: True.  See: Front Line of the Next War

Question #3: Who said: "If you want to make enemies, try to change something."
Answer: Thomas Woodrow Wilson. See: Wisdom From the Top

Question #4: Does the currency of photos found in commercial online viewers like Google Maps change with scale?
Answer: Absolutely.  See: Training for the Bin Laden Raid

Question #5: The name of the FREE SAR planning software that incorporates a U.S. National Grid capability is?
Answer: Mission Manager.  See: Mission Manager - FREE Software for SAR

Question #6: It's quickly becoming one of the most technologically advanced locations in the world and administrators there recently decided to use coordinates of the Military Grid Reference System as building addresses.  Name the place.
Answer: Dubai.  See: Dubai to Use MGRS Coordinates as Addresses

Question #7: What's an aerostat?
Answer #7: A craft that remains aloft primarily through the use of buoyant lighter than air gases, which impart lift to a vehicle with nearly the same overall density as air. Aerostats include free balloons, airships, and moored balloons. See: Is There a Surveillance Aerostat in Your Future?

Question #8:  What holiday is associated with the nonprofit, technology focused, disaster response and relief organization Sahana?
Answer: Boxing Day.  See: Boxing Day Tsunami - Birth of Sahana

Question #9: Who sponsors the Silver Jackets effort?
Answer: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and FEMA.  See: Silver Jackets

Question #10: What is "Swatting"?
Answer: An attempt by a prank caller to fool 9-1-1 services into dispatching a SWAT team to a bogus incident. See: "Swatting" In LA

Question #11: LandScan is a geo-referenced database of world population that is mapped to world-wide grid squares approximately 1 KM in size.  True or False?
Answer: True.  See: LandScan: Disaster Planning on a Global Scale

Question #12: The system that allows individuals to voluntarily provide medical and other personal data that will then be associated with their phone number is called?
Answer: Smart911.  See: Smart911

Question #13: The national standard coordinate system for ALL land based SAR is?
Answer: U.S. National Grid (USNG).  See: NSARC Designates USNG as the Land SAR Coordinate System

Question #14: What does the IPAWS acronym stand for?
Answer: Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS).  See IPAWS.

Question #15:What Federal agency recently released a report on geospatial information?
Answer: The GAO.  See: GAO Report Issued: Geospatial Information

Question #16: The system that can capture license plate data and then automatically check law enforcement data bases for criminal behavior associated with the plate is? 
Answer: ALPR.  See: ALPR Data in Minnesota: Round Three

Question #17: The City of Minneapolis is getting ready to install a Common Operating Picture system to support the City.  True or False?
Answer: True.  See: Awareness About Awareness

Question #18: NPSBN is a leading provider of geospatial software for the Emergency Services Sector.  True or False?  
Answer: False.  See: FirstNet-NPSBN

Question #19: If you were going to wear a GLANSER, it would most likely be found:
(a) In your shoe
(b) On your head
(c) On your back
(d) On your wrist
Answer: c.  See: GLANSER Emergency Responder Tracking System Unveiled

Question #20: The name of the 501 (c) 3 nonprofit that sponsors this blog is?
Answer: SharedGeo.

Bonus Question: Is SharedGeo in need of donations to help it fulfill its mission of helping government, nonprofit, education, and corporate entities use mapping technologies and share geographic data for the public good?

Bonus Answer: Absolutely!!! In fact, you can use the donation button in the right hand column to help out, or just click here.

Grade yourself - number correct: 
18 or more: You need to write EPC Updates
15-17: Genius 
12-14Plugged in and with it
10-11: Above Average
8-9: If the minimum wasn't good enough, it wouldn't be the minimum
5-7: Hmmmmmm
3-4: Stay after school
1-2: You are kidding me, right?

Mrs. Snodgrass says: Have An Absolutely Fabulous Weekend!

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