GG102 Lecture Notes - Spatial Planning, Map Projection, Contour Line

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Fascination is not the same as understanding: geographers try to understand the land around them, connected through various sources, such as google. Maps/streetview/earth: geography is the examination of the spatial development of human features and activities, within certain places, regions, globally, agriculture, populations, pollution, cities, travel, diseases, etc. Spatial interaction: formal: cognitive images representing a person"s perceptions, ideas, and knowledge of a location, practical: what you see in your mind"s eye when you think of a place, basic elements of a mental map. Nodes (gatherings: mental maps influence human behaviour and activities. Latitude is the angle expressed in degrees & minutes north or south of the equator. Longitude is the angle east or west of the prime meridian. Geographers" tools: cartography (mapmaking, gis (geographic information system, gps (global positioning system, qualitative techniques (interview, participant observation, textual. What is a map: 2-dimesional flat representation of a part of the earth"s surface.

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