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Unformatted text preview: GEO Lesson 1 Notes 19/01/2010 11:57:00 ← Terms: ← ← Spatial- related to the space around us, in which we live and function ← ← Geographic perspective- ← ← Spatial Perspective- Geographers view at the world through the "lenses" of place , space , and scale ← ← Data- can consist of numbers or text about some phenomena ← ← Information- When this data is collected for a specific purpose ← ← Remote Sensing- the "measurement of an object's characteristics from a distance using reflected or emitted electromagnetic energy" ← ← Geographic information systems- is one of the most powerful tools in geography for analyzing geographic information. In general, it is a computerized tool for storing, retrieving, manipulating, analyzing, and displaying spatial information. GIS provides a mechanism for analyzing databases of geographic information and displaying those results in graphic form ← ←...
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2011 for the course GEO 101 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '10 term at Michigan State University.
- Spring '10