geographyL2 - Wednesday, September 15, 2010 Geography...

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010 Geography Lecture two Concepts in Human Geography - Our tasks as geographers is to write about the earth - In order to study our world we must speak the language of geography - Space: areal extent on the earth’s surface which can be absolute or relative - Absolute space: objective reality (the McMaster University Campus) - Relative space: subjective or perceived space (McMaster University’s international reputation) - Location: where something is situated. It refers to a specific part of the earth’s surface which can be absolute or relative - Absolute location: a precise point on the earth’s surface (Hamilton’s location in terms of longitude and latitude). There is only one absolute location for something it cannot be shared. - Relative location: where something is situated in relation to another/other place (Hamilton is west of Toronto). There are a number of ways to give Hamilton’s relative location. -
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