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august 22 - GEOG What is Geography Geo graphy=earth...

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08/22/06 GEOG What is Geography? Geo +graphy=earth writing/describing A spatial (and temporal) art/science Physical/environmental geography Human geography Human-environment relationships/nature and society Geographic Analysis Observation – need to collect information Surveys, interviews GPS-Global Positioning System GIS- Geographic Information System Remote sensing- air photos/satellite imagery Visualization/representation EDA- Exploratory Data Analysis Chart, tables, diagrams, maps, statistics Search for patterns Analysis Examine patterns, especially spatial patterns, especially spatial patterns More charts, tables, diagrams, maps, statistics Geographic concepts Location- a given place, usually referred to in nominal terms Absolute location Latitude and longitude Relative location Site Situation Cognitive location Mental maps Distance Absolute distance Km, miles, feet, etc
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