GEO 106 Chapter : Chapter Three Textbook Notes.docx

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Personal component that relates the person to other people and organizations. Public and private components expressing the degree to which the image is shared with others. Most investigated by geographers would be the spatial component content of images, and manner in which the world is observed, are dependant upon contextual attitudes about the relationship between humans and other aspects of the environment. Prescriptive images (perception): refer to people"s preferences and judgments about how things. Should be (the planning department designates some areas as single family detached housing and some areas for apartments) Mental maps are distorted egocentric images of place, mentally stored by individuals and drawn upon as resources in interpreting, organising, and decision making with respect to a person"s actions in the environment. Mental maps are what we use to remember spatial arrangement of information. Mental maps and mental images are often times inseparable. Paths: linear channels of movement (roads, subway lines, sidewalks)

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