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HumanGeographyYifan WangFall 2021Geography 102
GEO 102:Human GeographyIntroductionSept. 9, 2021
3OutlineRecap:What is GeographySubfields of GeographyFocus of GeographyCore Geographic ConceptsLocation, Direction, and DistanceSpace and PlaceSite and SituationRegionMaps
4Recap:What is Geography?Description of the Earth-Geo-of or related to Earth-Combining of Attic and Ionic of Greekgē”(the earth, land)-“Gaia” (Earthas a goddess)--graphy-Greek-graphia(to write, writing)-“To write about the Earth”
6Recap:What is Geography?Spatial Science-Study of SpatialVariationandDistribution-“Geography is the discipline that helps us understand why somethingwe know is true in one place may be false in some other location.”Philip Gersmehl
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10Time is also important…-How do places change over time?-How do structures and processes change location over time,-How do patterns of interaction change over time?Geography is about both static and dynamic aspects ofspace and placeRecap:What is Geography?
Subfields of GeographySource:
Geospatial TechnologiesLearn moreabout GIS andadvancedgeospatialtechnologies:dangermond_how_a_geospatial_nervous_system_could_help_us_design_a_better_future#t-16159
Physical Geography
Human Geography
Source:machin.es/nighttime-lights-covid-19-southeast-asia/
Focus of GeographyAreal VariationExamines relationshipsbetween human societies andthe natural environments thatthey occupy and modify
Focus ofGeographySpatial SystemsLink physicalphenomena andhuman activities inone area of the earthwith other areasKoreaApple’s Suppliers (2020):
Focus of GeographyRegional AnalysisStudies human-environmental relationshipsand spatial systems inspecific locational settings

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