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Department
Geography
Course
GG102
Professor
Ewa Dabrowska
Semester
Winter

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GG102 Lecture 2 Notes Mental maps: outcome of interactions Cognitive images representing a person’s perceptions, feelings, memories, meanings and knowledge of a location What you see in your mind’s eye when you think of a place/area Generic List of Basic Elements on Mental Maps Paths Landmarks Nodes Districts Boundaries Labels/texts: feelings, experiences, meanings Examples: hearts between people, question mark to symbolize getting lost, thumbs up, exclamation mark to signify excitement Tend to look like traditional maps and be simplified/distorted/incomplete Weaknesses: Focused on nodes, routes and landmarks Poor capture: meanings and experiences, interconnections of info, underlying creation process ALT Techniques Tell stories-capture voices Guided questions- structured to get missing info Not call it a map Start with some pictures GG102 Lecture 3 Mental maps are the “true basis for all human behavior and activities, navigation, consumer decisions, residential choice, images of city districts, place marketing, emotional attachment to places Key Concepts i
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