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Geog 103

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Introduction to Geography
Larianne Collins (P)
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This 1 page Study Guide was uploaded by Jordyn Notetaker on Wednesday September 28, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to GEOG 103 001 at University of South Carolina taught by Larianne Collins (P) in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 13 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Geography in Geography at University of South Carolina.

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Date Created: 09/28/16
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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