t2 - Geography 231 Introduction to Geospatial Methods Topic...

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1 Geography 231 Introduction to Geospatial Methods Topic 2: Introduction to Geospatial Methods Goals for This Topic To gain a broad understanding of the subfields that define the “geospatial methods” and their position in the larger discipline of geography To preview some of the topics that will be covered in the rest of term
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2 The GIScience Skill Set Definitions: Geography Geography seeks to discover the spatial relationships of phenomenon – both physical and human – on the surface of the earth. “Geography tells what is where, why and what of it.” Isaiah Bowman
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3 Cartography, Remote Sensing, and GIS Definitions: Cartography “The art, science, and technology of making maps , together with their study as scientific documents and works of art. In this context may be regarded as including all types of maps, plans, charts and sections, three-dimensional models and globes representing the Earth or any celestial body at any scale.” Meynen, 1973
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4 Cartography: Art, Science, and Technology A General Purpose (Reference) Map
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5 A Thematic Map VNS Visualizations by Golder Associates
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2010 for the course GEOG 158 taught by Professor Dobson,j during the Spring '08 term at Kansas.

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