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Chapter 1

Geog 100 Chapter 1 Themes


Department
Geography
Course Code
GEOG 100
Professor
Ivor Winton
Chapter
1

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Geography 100; Week 2 – Jan. 13
THEMES FROM CHAPTER 1
1. SITE and SITUATION Bergman, 7f.
(in the context of location)
Site
Situation
Cf. buying a house
2. VECTOR and RASTER Bergman, 30-38 passim.
(in the context of GIS)
The nature of a Geographic Information System
Drawbacks of traditional maps
Advantages of using a GIS
Examples of users
The encoding bottleneck
The vector system
The raster system
Suitabilities
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