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Lab 1 – Map Reading/Interpretation & Intro to Demography (45 points, 10% of final grade) This assignment is due at the beginning of class on Monday, June 29 th . Type your answers on a separate sheet of paper, and proof-read your work! Do not use Wikipedia or other online sources! You will use the thematic maps in the front of your Goode’s atlas to answer many of these questions. Also, you will find the gazetteer (the “pronouncing index”) in the back of your Goode’s atlas very helpful. This is an individual project—do your own work! 1. What city is located at 24° 59’ North, 68° 56’ East? Hint: use the gazetteer!!! (1 point) 2. What is the primary language group for this city and its environs? (1 point) 3. What type of climate does this city’s region have? (1 point) 4. Find a climograph of this climate type. What time of year (if any) does the climograph indicate is the rainy season? (1 point) 5. In July, what atmospheric pressure dominates this area? From what direction come the prevailing winds? (2 points) 6. What type of soil would you find around this area? Is this soil type good for agriculture? (Describe both the soil type and why you think it would be good/bad for agriculture) (2 points) 7. How would you characterize the population density of this city and its immediate environs (e.g., high, medium, low)? How does this density compare to nearby areas within this country? (2 points) 8. Judging from the various agricultural production maps, what do you determine to be the most economically-important crop produced in the area around this city? What are different ways to determine the “economic importance” of an agricultural product? (That is, be sure to explain why you think it is the most economically-important crop.) (2 points) 9. Does this lead you to believe this city/region is a net food importer or exporter? Consult other maps—and indicate which ones you use—to confirm or contest this judgement. (2 points)
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2009 for the course MATH 148 taught by Professor Mcginnis during the Spring '08 term at Ohio State.

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