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Geography Basics

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Jennifer Tontodonati

on 19 August 2014

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Transcript of Geography Basics

Geography...
Toolbox

Technology
Geography Basics
Some geographic concepts are physical features, patterns of settlement,
science & technologies, economic activities
Geographic Concepts
What is Geography?
the study of where people, places and things are located and how they relate to each other
Technology
6 Themes:
Location
Place
Regions
Movement


Human-Environment Interaction
All of the concepts help us recognize & understand geographic
patterns & processes
SONAR
: sound, navigation and ranging
REMOTE SENSING:
satellites to record surface
GIS:
use computer technology to collect & manipulate,
analyze, display data
use scientific approaches to
examine & understand location
Location
where things are located...
ABSOLUTE LOCATION:
actual position on globe
ex. hemispheres, longitude & latitude
RELATIVE LOCATION
: relation compared
to other places
Place
character of place: place's physical & human
characteristics
PHYSICAL:
unique landforms,
ecosystems & climate
HUMAN:
Languages, beliefs, economy,
gov't, population of a place...this just
some
Movement
because places have different characteristics people,
goods and ideas will move between them
Regions
a group of places with at least 1 thing
in common
PERCEPTION:
viewpoint influenced by culture &
experience
FORMAL
: certain characteristics are found
ex. Corn Belt
FUNCTIONAL:
central place & surrounding area
PERCEPTUAL:
people's feelings & attitudes
ex. Mexico, Midwest, Dixie
Human-Environment Interaction
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?
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