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GG102 Study Guide - Final Guide: Urban Renewal, Tertiary Sector Of The Economy, Industrial Revolution


Department
Geography
Course Code
GG102
Professor
Sean Doherty
Study Guide
Final

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Friday, September 26, 2014
Human Geography !
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Examining and explaining the spatial distribution of human features and activities, and the
impacts on the environment !
-economic, cultural, urban, transport, immigration, tourism!
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Human features: cities, roads, farms, etc!
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Grizner,!
What is where?!
-description!
-physical features human!
Why there?!
-explanation!
-processes over time and space!
why Care?!
-impacts!
-environmental or human !
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Whats a mental map?
In theory- cognitive images representing a persons perceptions, feelings, memories,
meanings and knowledge of a location (land marks)!
-not just spatial knowledge !
Basic Elements of Mental Maps
-labels/words!
-buildings/structures/landmarks!
-symbols (people, door, etc)!
-pathways/roadways/streams!
-landscapes/areas/districts/elevation!
-motion/ scale!
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Sketch Maps
-a tool for representing a persons mental map!
*but not the only one!
-tend to look like traditional maps can be:!
*simplified !
*distorted!
*incomplete!
-Analogous to giving someone directions !
Sketch Map Weakness
-to focused on nodes, routes, and landmarks !
-poorly capture!
*meanings and experiences!
*interconnections of information!
*underlying creation process!
-what techniques can help capture these?!
*voice recordings !
What good are sketch/mental maps?
-mental maps are the “true” basis for all human behaviour and activities !
*navigation!
*residential choice!
*emotional attachments !
*consumer decisions!
*images of city district!
*place marketing !
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Describing the Earth:
-space (acres, large, small, availability, usually earths surface)!
-location ( a particular position with in space)!
-place (location with identity)!
-region (a large area encompassing many places)!
Distance: spatial dimension of separation
-decay (distance between two places grow, interaction shrinks)!
-friction of (measure of tension required to overcome distance)!
Law of Geography
-everything is related to everything but closer things are more related then distant
things!
Relative:!
-“close to…”!
-“about 2 blocks from…”!
Absolute:!
-adress!
-latitude and longitude !
Latitude:!
-angle (degrees and minutes) north and south of equator !
Longitude:!
-angle east or west of prime meridian !
Co-ordinates > lat: 43.473446 N(+)!
long: 80.525022 W(-)!
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