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The lesson in the video below builds from what we covered about functional modeling in the topic The Three Key Math Models for Geospatial Applications.

Just like we did then, it uses the parametric model to provide a review of the basic ideas behind functional modeling in geospatial applications. What is it? Why do we do it? Do I know the basics?

It provides some straightforward examples to bring it all to life and clarify things for someone who might benefit from experiencing and considering it again.

On balance, the idea is to review what we saw in the earlier topic and go a bit deeper in order to set the stage for the subsequent lessons.

There are no applied self-assessment questions for this portion. The following conceptual questions will help you test your understanding though, and – because they’re deliberate in focusing you on the right things – they’re meant to help you be as efficient as possible in preparing for the quiz and related final exam questions.