GEOG 482
The Nature of Geographic Information

2. Checklist


The following checklist is for Penn State students who are registered for classes in which this text and associated quizzes and projects in the Canvas course management system have been assigned. You may find it useful to print this page out first so that you can follow along with the directions.

Chapter 4 Checklist (for registered students only)

Chapter 4 Checklist
Step Activity Access/Directions
1 Read Chapter 4. This is the second page of Chapter 4. Click on the links at the bottom of the page to continue or to return to the previous page, or to go to the top of the chapter. You can also navigate the text via the links in the GEOG 482 menu.
2 Submit four practice quizzes including:
  • MAF and TIGER
  • Shapefiles
  • Topology
  • Geocoding
Practice quizzes are not graded and may be submitted more than once.
Go to Canvas > [your course section] > Modules > Chapter 4 folder > [quiz]
3 Perform "Try this" activities including:
  • Explore availability of TIGER/Line Shapefile geographies and features.
  • Download and view a TIGER/Line Shapefile.
  • Geocode your address using a TIGER/Line Shapefile.
  • Compare the geocoding performance of online routing services.
  • Explore resources about the Traveling Salesman Problem.

"Try this" activities are not graded.

Instructions are provided for each activity.
4 Submit the Chapter 4 Graded Quiz. Canvas > [your course section] > Modules > Chapter 4 folder > Chapter 4 Graded Quiz. See the Calendar tab in Canvas for due dates.
5 Read comments and questions posted by fellow students. Add comments and questions of your own, if any. Comments and questions may be posted in the chapter-specific discussion forum in Canvas.