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Human Geography

Introduction to the aspects of Human Geography

Jonathan Andrews

on 8 September 2011

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Transcript of Human Geography

Human Geography Government Culture Population The study of the world's people,
communities, and landscapes. Conclusion Human Geography study's the culture, population, government, and economy of people around the world. is the set of beliefs, values, and practices that a
group of people has in common. How many people live in Evansville?
How many people live in Indiana?
How many people live in the United States?
How many people live in the entire world? make and enforce laws, regulate business and trade, and provide aid to people. Economy a system that includes all the activities that people and businesses do to earn a living. Culture Trait . Ethnic Group Cultural Diversity an activity or behavior in which
people often take part. a group of people who share
a common culture and ancestry. a state of having a variety of cultures in the same area. http://www.census.gov/population/www/popclockus.html http://galen.metapath.org/popclk.html Evansville Population in July 2009: 116,584. Indiana Population in July 2009: 6,423,113 Democracy Communism Monarchy Dictatorship Ruled directly by a king or queen. a single, powerful ruler has total control people elect leaders and rule by majority government owns all property and dominates all aspects of life in a country. Market Economy vs. Command Economy Private ownership of business, free trade, and competetion the central government makes all economic decisions Map Skills Latitude (parallels):

Longitude (meridians):


prime meridian: GIS/GPS Geographic Information System Global Posistioning System A geographic information system (GIS) integrates hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information.

GIS allows us to view, understand, question, interpret, and visualize data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports, and charts. a space-based global navigation satellite system (GNSS) that provides location and time information in all weather, anywhere on or near the Earth, where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites. east-west lines on a map that measure distance from the equator. north-south lines on a map that pass through earth's poles and measure distance from the prime meridian. imaginary line that circles the globe halfway between the north and south poles. represents 0 degrees longitue. Traditional Economy: a system where people grow their own food and make their own goods. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) - the value of all goods and services produced within a country in a single year.
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