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GEOG 130 Study Guide - Spring 2019, Comprehensive Midterm Notes - Portuguese Empire, Africa, Wage Labour


Department
Geographical Sciences
Course Code
GEOG 130
Professor
Luna
Study Guide
Midterm

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January 28th, 2019
Introduction
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Add in “GEOG130” in subject when emailing professor
Email: ronaldl@umd.edu
No late assignments
Bring laptop to class
What is geography?
Study of the earth
Interactions between people and environment among places, forming patterns,
and organizing space
Key term: Spatial science (used in geography definition)
Human-environment interaction model
3 elements:
Space: location (in relation) could be relative or absolute, movement
Scale: dimension (ex. census)
Time: temporal scale-history
Tools geographers use:
Cartographers: map-making
Remote sensing: (take GEOG372) google earth is good for this
Geographic information systems (GIS): 5 major components
Data input
Data management
Data manipulation
Analysis functions
Data output
Disciplines in geography:
Physical
Methods
Humans (what this class focuses on)
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