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Vancouver 5 Themes of Geography
Transcript of Vancouver 5 Themes of Geography
5 Themes of Geography
Location is where a certain place on the surface of the earth is. There are two types of location:
Absolute location- a place's absolute location is defined with latitude and longitude lines.
Relative location- how a place is related or connected to other places through water, land, etc.
Place is studied by looking at the characteristics that distinguish one place from another place on Earth. These physical and human characteristics can be landforms, waterways, people, climate, languages, communication, and transportation.
Human/environment interaction studies how humans work with nature both positively and negatively. It also studies the lasting affects these interactions may have on a place.
Movement deals with how and why people travel from one place to another. It also studies how products and resources are transported from one region or place to another. This includes manufactured products, crops, and oil. Movement of ideas is also studied. With the advent of technology such as the phone and internet, ideas such as fashion, fads, music and philosophical ideologies are exchanged rapidly from all areas of the globe. Languages also evolve and change based on influence from outside ideas and other languages.
A region is a unit on the earth's surface that has unifying characteristics such as climate or industry. These characteristics may be human, physical, or cultural. Not only do geographers study characteristics, but they also study how regions around the world may change over time. Different types of physical regions are deserts, mountains, grasslands, and rain forests. In a city or town, there may be commercial or business regions and then residential regions.
Absolute Location: 49°15'N 123°6'W
-Southwest coast of the BC province,
-North of the state of Washington,
-Located on the Brurrard Peninsula
-Queen Elizabeth Park
The demographics of Vancouver reveal a multi-ethnic society. There remains a small population, less than 2%, of Aboriginal peoples, who according to archeological and historical records, have inhabited this region for more than 3,000 years. The rest of the population consists of many other ethnic groups, the biggest group is Chinese.
Vancouver have a moderate oceanic climate, with summer months that are typically dry, often resulting in moderate drought conditions, usually in July and August. In contrast, the rest of the year is rainy, especially between October and March. Vancouver's coastal location serves to moderate its temperatures, sea breezes and mountainous terrain make Greater Vancouver a region of microclimates, with local variations in weather sometimes being more exaggerated than those experienced in other coastal areas.
Vancouver has a growing high-technology sector - including software development such as Maximizer Software and e-commerce such as Cymax Stores. Foreign technology companies which have an established operational presence in Vancouver include IBM, Nokia, Microsoft, Intel, Amazon, Netapp, Broadcom, CDC Software, McKesson Corporation, SAP, Kodak, and Ericsson. The city has also developed a particularly large cluster of video game developers, the largest of which, Electronic Arts, employs over two thousand people.
Vancouver is close to the sea, therefore people sometimes use ferries as transportation. A famous bridge called Lions Gate Bridge connects the north shore to downtown Vancouver. Another bridge called Burrard Bridge, which is located over the Burrard Inlet, connects downtown to Kitslano. For now, human environment interaction in Vancouver haven't cause any great pollution, but at population grow, in the long run, pollution will start rising.