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Unformatted text preview: Aug 30 th 2007 Places Changing Attributes of Place Interrelations between Places Accessibility and Connectivity Spatial Diffusion and Globalization The Rational Structure of Place Density Dispersion Pattern Place Similarity & Regions Types of Regions Formal Functional Perceptual Region Area that shares similar characteristics Core/Fringe areas of Functional Region Maps Map Scale The Global Grid How Maps show Data Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mental Maps Maps help to classify and observe the landscape 69 Miles = 1 Degree of Latitude It is Impossible to maintain properties of a globe on a map All maps have some distortion Maps cannot retain all properties of a globe Transferring Information from a 3 dimensional sphere to a map which a 2 dimensional surface creates distortion Greenland is the most commonly distorted area on map projections How Maps Show Data General Purpose Maps Graduated Circle Maps use different size circles to show the frequency of occurrence of a topic in...
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course GY 110 taught by Professor Wilson during the Spring '08 term at Alabama.
- Spring '08