Chapter 1: Geography & Tourism

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Department
Geography
Course
GEOG 290
Professor
Will Price
Semester
Spring

Description
Chapter 1: Geography & Tourism • Geography – literal translation of the Greek word: “writing about or describing Earth” • Regions – a fundamental concept in geography as a means of effectively organizing and communicating spatial information What Is Geography? • No single agreed upon definition • “geo” = earth • “graphien” = to write • Means literally “to write or describe the Earth” • Where, how and why human and natural characteristics are distributed across Earth’s surface and the resultant impact on human life • Finding locations on Earth – GPS, longitude, latitude • Latitude and temperature are connected and affect where people would go • Longitude influences time (time zones generally 15 degrees apart) • Maps – world maps, tourist maps (selective in the information they present) • Geographic scale (on
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