Geog 103 GEOG 103 001
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GEOG 103: Exam 1 – Study Guide Dr. Collins Introduction to Geography What is Geography? th Evolution of the Discipline (Classical, Middle Age, Age of Exploration, Modern, Late 20 Century) Branches of Geography (examples of each branch) Basic Concepts Natural & Cultural Landscapes Location (Absolute & Relative) Site & Situation Global Grid Lines Telling Time Direction & Distance (Absolute & Relative) Scale Thinking Geographically Space/Use of Space Distribution (density, concentration & pattern) Diffusion (hearth, relocation, contagious, & hierarchical) Spatial Interaction (Tobler’s Law, Distance Decay & Space-time Compression) Globalization (transnational corporations: vertical/horizontal; pros/cons; uniform landscapes) Regions MDCs/core/global north v. LDCs/periphery/global south Map of regions of the world What is a region? (formal, functional & perceptual) Zone of Influence (core, domain & sphere) Place, toponyms, sequent occupance & placelessness Maps What is a map? (cartography, distortion, symbology, map scale v. level of detail) Purposes of maps Types of maps (mental, virtual, reference, thematic) Thematic Maps (dot, proportional symbols, flow line, area class, cartogram, choropleth) Mapping Issues Geospatial Technologies GPS, Remote Sensing & GIS Geospatial Data Raster & Vector Data Models Data Acquisition
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