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Unformatted text preview: Geography of Dating 15:27- 1- What is Geography? basically means Earth Description Theres a geography for everything Physical Barriers- used to only date ppl locally (ie mountains and oceans) Social Barriers- political, linguistic, religious Religion creates pressure to marry within the religion Overcoming Barriers through Mobility Ie Acadians tend to be homebound (stay at home after being kicked out of Canada) Migration Supply Chains, Disease Spread and Food Recalls Restaurant options Columbian exchange- exchange of food from new to old world National vs Local Scale- movement of commodities Globalization- merging of multiple cultures (ie music) Sustainable resources Geography and Globalization 15:27 To Geography- earth described, more on surface of it not geology. Intersection of earths surface and the atmosphere 4 traditions Spatial Using, creating maps to analyze relationships, Area Studies activity between spaces Human Environment Role humans have on manipulating and managing the environment Physical Sciences Geomorphology, Climatology, Biogeography Spatial Tradition After earth was discovered as a globe, map making changed Cylindrical Projection Surface or Conical Used latitude and longitude Create different types of distortions Mercador Projection-cylindrical, true direction Lines are all perpendicular Can either have true direction or true area Mollweide Equal-Area- true area Dot Map Geography and Globalization 15:27 Used for population density Graduated circles- size of circles show size of cities Shaded Maps- show a value for a political boundary Ie low income territories Chlorepth map GIS Examples- Geographic Information Systems Use computers for mapping Multi-layer maps Used in different combinations to show relationships Terrain Modeling- 3D appearance for elevation (cell phone coverage) Satelite Imagery- light coverage at night How to Lie with Maps Maps are products of those in authority- Delete undesirable information Ie population not shown near toxic facility Distort size or distance- British empire Selective use of categories and labels Green dot map of NOLA made ppl think their houses would be turned into parks Community Maps- establish land ownership for indigenous groups Geosurveillance Using GIS and GPS to track daily activites of people and vehicles, (ir bus/subway system) used for UPS Geography and Globalization...
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course GEOG 1001 taught by Professor Baksi during the Fall '07 term at LSU.

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