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Unformatted text preview: tial concentration (clustering) or dispersion. Ex; Doctor John Snow Collera Map, clustering in one specific area. – e.g. Geographic Tools: The Map – Sept 17, 2013 Human Geographies: Society & Culture Key Considerations: 4. Map Type • Choropleth maps: indicate graduated variations in data e.g. Population density Geographic Tools: The Map – Sept 17, 2013 Human Geographies: Society & Culture Key Considerations: 4. Map Type • Isopleth Maps: Connect locations of equal data value – e.g. Temperature on particular periods of the year Geographic Tools: The Map – Sept 17, 2013 Human Geographies: Society & Culture Key Considerations: 4. Map Type • Cartograms: Space is distorted to emphasize particular attributes – e.g. US presidential election Geographic Tools: The Map – Sept 17, 2013 Human Geographies: Society & Culture Geographic Information Systems (GIS) • • • • GIS: Desktop computer-based technology A powerful tool for analyzing complex spatial problems Multiple layers A rapidly growing field and an excellent career opportunity – See SGES website Geographic Tools: The Map – Sept 17, 2013 Human Geographies: Society & Culture Conclusion/Summary • • • • Overview of some of the key issues you need to consider in order to critically read and produce maps - Maps are social constructions - Key considerations in reading & producing maps (s, p, p, map type) - Different map types are used for different kinds of spatial problems. Homework and Next Class … Geographic Tools: The Map – Sept 17, 2013 Human Geographies: Society & Culture Homework & Next Class • • • In your Lab (next week) you will have a chance to work with a number of different kinds of maps – and to learn more about their utility - You must complete the quiz at least 1 hour before your lab! Next class: Population Issues Geographic Tools: The Map – Sept 17, 2013...
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