Geography midterm review 1

Geography midterm review 1 - Geography midterm #1 review...

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Geo= Earth Graph= To describe, write 4 Research traditions Earth Science o Physical landforms and natural processes o Roots in ancient Greek civilization o Use of grid: longitude and latitude o Ptolemy’s world map Human environment (or man-land) o Relationship between man and environment o Environmental determinism o Focus on culture Area Studies (1930s-1950s) o World regional geography o Interest in place and character Locational/Spatial ( 1960s-Present) o Urban / social systems o Economic geography o Distribution of natural resource o Development of technology (GPS, etc.) Absolute Location: Precise system of arbitrary grid (Lat/long) Relative location: Place or thing in relation to other places or things Sense of place Site: physical and cultural characteristics of the place Situation : Relative location with reference to significance of the place Absolute Direction: East, west, south, north Relative direction: Culturally based locational reference Out west, etc Absolute Distance: Spatial separation between 2 points by standard unit (miles, feet, etc.) Relative Distance: Usually focuses on distance (more meaningful). (15 minutes to get to
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course GEOG 104 taught by Professor Osleed during the Spring '08 term at UConn.

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