FEMA IS-63.B Answers

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IS-63.B: Geospatial Information Infrastructure (GII) Answers

How do you request an HSIN account?Send an email to or call the HSIN Help Desk
Which features does the GII home page allow you to access?All of the above
Which of the following are considered core capabilities of the GII?All of the above
Which statements are true regarding GII basemaps?You can select your basemap from the 12 basemaps provided in the GII basemap gallery
The GII can include data layers in which of the following formats?ArcGIS Server services, KML documents, OGC WMS services
What do Web App templates enable you to do in the GII?All of the above
On the GII home page, what does the “Gallery” link provide?Featured maps based on common infrastructure data themes
If you need help with the GII platform, what should you do?Email the DHS Geospatial Management Office
“Is this statement true or false? As a group owner, you decide who can find the group, if others can request to join, and what roles or level of access you provision to members.”TRUE
Is this statement true or false? The GII allows users to publish data from ArcMap as a feature layer in a web map.TRUE
Once the file has been geocoded, it can be downloaded as which two file types?KML or Excel
How can you use the GII platform to share your data with others?By using the GII’s secure sharing feature
How can you add layers to your map in the GII platform?All of the above
Which feature of the GII allows you to view changes in data over time and capture before and after imagery?Web Apps
Which options does the GII platform allow for secure sharing of content?Groups, everyone, groups and everyone
Is this statement true or false? You can publish to the GII platform from your desktop application.TRUE
Is this statement true or false? The GII allows you to access integrated search capabilities with a community of interest’s platform.TRUE
Which GII feature allows you to use content across multiple platforms and portals without having to navigate away from your current GII session?Search
What is the first step in creating a web map in the GII platform?Select or upload a basemap and zoom in to the area of interest
The GII offers access to which geospatial capabilities?All of the above
Which statement is true?All of the above
Is this statement true or false? By providing access to more than 600 infrastructure data layers, the GII allows users to customize their individual views by adding relevant data that supports their unique missions.TRUE
What is the most efficient way to add the address locations of suspicious activities to your GII map?Use the Find Location feature
The GII platform includes which of the following types of geospatial data?All of the above
Is this statement true or false? The GII is designed to provide back-end data feeds to external mission systems, and is fully compliant and consistent with DHS enterprise architecture.TRUE
The GII allows you to access which of the following partner data feeds?All of the above
What connection must be in place to publish data from ArcMap to the GII?ArcGIS must be connected to the GII
Is this statement true or false? You must enter a title for the geocode request.TRUE
Which statement is true?All of the above
To use the geocode service to translate street address information into lat/long data, what is your first step?Insert street addresses into a spreadsheet in .xls or .xlsx formats
Is this statement true or false? You must have an HSIN account before you can request a GII account.TRUE
To provide a secure data feed to external mission systems, what must GII users request from the GMO?A security clearance
All items that you create or upload to the GII are accessible through which GII feature?My Content
Which of the 12 basemaps in the GII contains satellite imagery with street and place names?Bing Maps Hybrid
What does the GII allow you to do with DHS Operational Data and Homeland Security Infrastructure-Level Data?Securely search, discover, and access
What are “Groups” in context of the GII platform?Both B & C
ArcGIS can be connected to the GII through which navigation tool?ArcGIS Administrator
The GII supports mapping of which of the following data files?All of the above
Is this statement true or false? Templates eliminate the need for custom programming when creating Web Apps in the GII.TRUE
Which statement is true about the GII token system?Both A and B
The GII provides homeland security and defense community members with access to hundreds of data layers that may be viewed in which mapping tool(s)?Both A & B
What happens when you add tags to a file?You provide descriptive words for easy searching of the file in the GII
Application and system owners can connect to the GII map services through what kind of security model?Token-based
What is the first step in creating a Web App?You must first save a Web Map
Is this statement true or false? The GII provides direct access to its content library so that other applications can leverage the same data.TRUE
Which option would you select from the Add menu if you want to add existing GII content to your map?Search for Layers
To access the GII platform, what is your first step?Get an HSIN account
Which statements are true regarding adding map notes to a map in the GII platform?Map notes are useful for adding a small number of features to a map


  1. IS-63.B: Geospatial Information Infrastructure

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