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GEOG 260 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Spatial Analysis, Commercial Software, Arcgis
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42 Map making tools Agenda 1 Mashables on WebMapping Freeware vs Shareware 2 GIS Software Esri Platforms QGIS 3 Other tools Freeware vs Costly Software MASHABLES (mashable.com) Mashable is a term used for userbased creativ...

Geography
GEOG 260
Donny Seto
GEOG 260 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Wi-Fi, Virtual Reality Headset, Level Editor
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4-1 Map-making tools Where was left off last class: Navigating an FTD website (a website that houses a lot of free mappable data of Canada). Readings that were for todays lecture: Mapping Tools (from...

Geography
GEOG 260
Donny Seto
GEOG 260 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Satellite Imagery, Moodle, Multiple Choice
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Quizzes handed back today. this took us until 10:40am. Now we are starting with midterm review. Q from the audience: are the quizzes we did on moodle? Professor: Yes, theyre on moodle. Quiz 3 is on moodle but well be cove...

Geography
GEOG 260
Donny Seto
GEOG 260 Lecture 13: Inner Workings of Map Design
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Inner Working of Map Design Today well be talking mostly about feedback and the inner workings of map design. 1. Figure Ground 2. Visual Design Were going to be very critical of maps today and that will be the ...

Geography
GEOG 260
Donny Seto
GEOG 203 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Social Sustainability, Our Common Future, United Nations Environment Programme
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(About) SUSTAINABILITY (Synthesis from various sourcesreadings) SUSTAINABILITY refers to the ability of an ecosystem to maintain ecological processes and functions, biodiversity, and productivity over time. - Implicit to s...

Geography
GEOG 203
Pierre Deslauriers
GEOG 220 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Lebensraum

Model of the nation-state - The model shows how the nation-state is the product of two different geographical processes - The first attempts to mould the people to the state; the second manipulated the...

Geography
GEOG 220
Alan E Nash
GEOG 220 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Political Geography

The Development of the Nation State The European nation-state - Now interested in all the small countries - Each regard themselves as what we could call a nation-state The rise of the nation-state - Fr...

Geography
GEOG 220
Alan E Nash
GEOG 220 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Geopolitics

Mackinders influence WW2 - Sadly, Mackinders teachings on geopolitics greatly influenced German thinking and through the work of people such as Haushofer seem to have reached the ears of the Nazis - On the Allied side, Chu...

Geography
GEOG 220
Alan E Nash
GEOG 220 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Domino Theory

The domino theory - The balance of power could be affected if a client state fell, especially in a vulnerable area of the world where its fall might lead the fall of neighbouring states a belief known as the domino theory ...

Geography
GEOG 220
Alan E Nash
GEOG 220 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Cirque Du Soleil, City Beautiful Movement, Georges Perec

Urban reform movements - The general idea of improving the city so that it looked good was the basis of many urban reform movements - For example, the City Beautiful movement was based on the idea that if you included nice...

Geography
GEOG 220
Alan E Nash
GEOG 220 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Rem Koolhaas

Key to the definition - The key, or core, of this definition is the idea of surprising and disturbing change - We may like it, we might not but the city has the potential to shock us we never know wh...

Geography
GEOG 220
Alan E Nash
GEOG 220 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: William Cronon, Landscape Painting, South West Coast Path

Glacier Bay Alaska - John Muir travels across Glacier Bay people thought he was insane Sublime - of such excellence, grandeur, or beauty as to inspire great admiration or awe - In one very interesting ...

Geography
GEOG 220
Alan E Nash
GEOG 220 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Network Theory

Curacao (Caribbean) - Same sequence, you see the deaths head in a gravestone The Second Example - Philippe Aris (French historian), western attitudes toward death - Famous for 2 books - First cult...

Geography
GEOG 220
Alan E Nash
GEOG 220 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Cn Tower, Cultural Geography, Picturesque

- Aesthetics: belonging to the appreciation of the beautiful. Having such appreciation; in accordance with principles of good taste our sense of beautiful - NRT is interested in events in which thing sudde...

Geography
GEOG 220
Alan E Nash
GEOG 220 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Snow Drifts, South Asia, Social Economy

Early Geographical Knowledge - Geography has been practiced by both women and men in Canada since people first came to this land - It is obvious that early peoples (even nomadic) would hav...

Geography
GEOG 220
Alan E Nash

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