GG 101 Lecture Sept. 21, 09

GG 101 Lecture Sept. 21, 09 - Boundaries o Memories...

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Sept. 21, 2009 GG 102 – Lecture 2 Basic tools and concepts (in class) - Mental maps - Location - GPS - GIS - Maps – guest lecture next day (In Textbook) - Distance - Space - Accessibility - Spatial interaction - Scale Mental Maps: - Cognitive images representing your perceptions, ideas, and knowledge about a location. o May include roads, buildings, images of landscape - What you see in your mind’s eye when you think of a place  (practical definition) - None of us have perfect knowledge of a place (distorted and incomplete) - Basic elements of a mental map: o Landmarks - People o Signs
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Unformatted text preview: - Boundaries o Memories- Pathways o Names and labels- Weather o Orientation- Physical Terrain o Buildings- Nodes o Districts What good are mental maps?-Influence human behaviour and activities o Navigation- Place Marketing o Shopping- Emotional attachment to places o Images of city districts- Sense of identity and belonging Location:-Names, regions, and places-Relative locations-Latitude and longitude o Latitude Angle (degrees and minutes) north and south of the equator o Longitude Angle east or west of the prime meridian...
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This note was uploaded on 10/21/2010 for the course GG gg 101 taught by Professor Geo during the Spring '10 term at Wilfred Laurier University .

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GG 101 Lecture Sept. 21, 09 - Boundaries o Memories...

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