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School: Temple University
Department: Geography
Course: Digital Mapping
Term: Fall 2016
Tags: Digitalmapping, geography, and maps
Name: Digital Mapping Midterm Study-guide PART 1 - Quiz 1
Description: This is a detailed study guide, based off instructor's guide*, will help you study for the first Digital Mapping quiz. In addition, this is PART 1 of the Final Study Guide. So stay tuned!
Uploaded: 10/08/2017
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background image Digital Mapping Quiz 1 study-guide AREAS OF KNOWLEDGE 1. Natural Sciences - “science that deals with the  physical world” – Google dictionary. Ex. Chemistry, 
biology, geology
Social Sciences – study of people/ relationships 
in the world. Ex. Economics, politics, 
Psychology
Objective Approach – unbiased/ based on 
hard facts 
Quantitative Methods – statistical analysis. 
Ex. Experiments, mathematical modeling, 
surveys  
2. The Arts – “modes of expression that use skill or  imagination in the creation of aesthetic objects, 
environments, or experiences that can be shared 
with others” - Britannica.com
Humanities - Language, Dance, Music, 
Philosophy
Subjective Approach – biased/ based on 
personal perspective  
Qualitative Methods – ethnographic, and 
field observation. Ex. Interview, Case-study, 
artifact observation
Steps of the Scientific Method:  1. Observation
2. Hypothesis
3. Testing
4. Data collection
background image 5. Replication
6. Conclusion 
7. Formation of law/theory
Perspectives for the Study of Human Society. Ex. History, 
Geography, Anthropology. 
1. Culture – customary beliefs, social forms, and  material traits of a racial, religious, or social group 2. Society – a community, nation, or broad grouping of people having common traditions, institutions, and 
collective activities and interests
3. Environment – what surrounds us: circumstances,  objects, and/or objects  4. Geography – Earth’s surface. Science concerning  the earth and its characteristics/ life. 5. Human Geography – human society studied from a  spatial perspective; patterns, distributions, and 
relationships formed from the relationship with the 
environment.  
Sub-disciples of Geography 1. Physical Geo. – Climatology, Oceanography, Natural  Resources, Pedology, Biogeography, 
Geomorphology 
2. Human Geo. – Population, Historical, Cultural,  Urban, Social, Political, Economic Map – a geographer’s primary tool. “A map is the greatest 
of all epic poems. It’s lines and colors show the realization 
of great dreams.” – Gilbert Grosvenor.
Making Maps- Krygier, 2005 Graphic: “A visual display of marks which stand
for something else.” 
2
background image Statement: “To put forth information, a formal 
embodiment of facts or assertions” 
Locating facts: “Tangible and intangible 
phenomena located in geographic space: what 
we can see (roads, rivers), what we cannot see 
(temperature, radiation), varying in amount 
(population) and kind (vegetation types) 
Components of a Map 1. Legend
2. Scale Ex. 1:1,000
3. Colors, Letters, Numbers 
4. Boarders, Symbols, and Grids
Kinds of Maps  1. Reference maps  For reference Contains different kinds of info reference books: dictionaries, encyclopedias, 
atlas. Ex. Topographic maps
2. Thematic maps Contains theme Fewer kinds of info Articles or books pertaining to the theme. Ex. 
Census population 
3. Static maps Fixed Non-interactive  Stationary until new version is released Paper/ Electronic  3

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School: Temple University
Department: Geography
Course: Digital Mapping
Term: Fall 2016
Tags: Digitalmapping, geography, and maps
Name: Digital Mapping Midterm Study-guide PART 1 - Quiz 1
Description: This is a detailed study guide, based off instructor's guide*, will help you study for the first Digital Mapping quiz. In addition, this is PART 1 of the Final Study Guide. So stay tuned!
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