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Transcript of Geography Basics
Some geographic concepts are physical features, patterns of settlement,
science & technologies, economic activities
What is Geography?
the study of where people, places and things are located and how they relate to each other
All of the concepts help us recognize & understand geographic
patterns & processes
: sound, navigation and ranging
satellites to record surface
use computer technology to collect & manipulate,
analyze, display data
use scientific approaches to
examine & understand location
where things are located...
actual position on globe
ex. hemispheres, longitude & latitude
: relation compared
to other places
character of place: place's physical & human
ecosystems & climate
Languages, beliefs, economy,
gov't, population of a place...this just
because places have different characteristics people,
goods and ideas will move between them
a group of places with at least 1 thing
viewpoint influenced by culture &
: certain characteristics are found
ex. Corn Belt
central place & surrounding area
people's feelings & attitudes
ex. Mexico, Midwest, Dixie
refers to how people use
their environment...answer questions
How do people use their environment?
How have humans made huge changes in their environment?
How does the environment impact human decisions?