September 12, 08
Geographical Information Systems
- is a set of tools for collecting, storing, reviewing, transforming, displaying, and
analyzing spatial data
- can also be used to display non-spatial data
it is stored in a data base
it is used to sup
Sept, 26 2008
Neoclassical economics become the dominant paradigm of modern economics
Clark and Fisher rebelleled against the dominant classical tradition of David
Ricardo and John Stuart Mills
Clark and Fisher founded the type of economics we use today.
Sept, 22 2008
Economic Geography studies how people earn a living, how livelihood systems
vary by region and how economic activities are interconnected in space.
GMT has been replaced by UTC or Universal Coordinate Time and uses a atomic
Geography is the study of spaces and places as well as the study of spacial
aspects of human existence
-human geography is: urban and regional planning
Physical geography :
Negative feedback (good)- a feedback loop which slows or counters a response
to an input to the system and helps promote self regulation (helps keep system in
balance) e.g. natural predator prey relationship
positive feedback (bad) - a loop tha
Oct, 1 2008
following the demise of Environmental Determinism the regional perspective (RP)
dominated geographic thought
RP emphasized detailed study of a specific region, synthesizing knowledge from
many systematic disciplines.
emphasized areal different
Oct 20 2008
Hydrology is the science and the study of water.
Water demand is increasing through global population growth and industrial
Water pollution is increasing for the same reasons.
Climate change is leading to an increase in droughts is
Oct 6 2008
Urban Geography UG is the intersection of Urban Anthropology, Urban
Sociology, Urban economics and Urban PLanning/Architecture.
what makes UG different is its focus on spatial variation/ areal differences
Inter-Urban -studies system/networks of
Oct, 8 2008
Census Tracts are the areas or regions of a census. it is small and stable usually
have a pop of 2500 to 8000
Censuss give us objective data (how many kids, religion, single parent homes)
but not subjective data (how we feel about our neighbor
Oct, 15 2008
weather and climate
western canada gets about 1 F3-F4 tornado a year.
almost all natural disasters are a result of weather and climate.
temperature - a measure of the heat storage in a substance or matter.
Radiation - the way we get nrg it co