GPHY384- intro/first week of notes
GPHY384- intro/first week of notes GPHY 384
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Date Created: 01/18/16
GPHY3 84 Lecture 1Intro 11416 In GPHY284 learned about the power of maps now about the power of thinking spatially 5W s of Geography 1 What is where 2 When is it there Geologic data doesn t change much vegetation changes a little bit more often and land ownership changes a lot model changes through space and time 3 Why is it there How is it there 4 Who cares Why are we being paid to map it 5 Why do I care Not a software training class want to learn to solve realworld problems Example GIS can be used to manage a drought monitor using spatiotemporal information because it changes so rapidly Use datasets to create maps to map drought use smoke area and severity of fire data sets keep scale in mind 5 different measurement scales beyond qualitative and quantitative 1 categoricalqualitative land use range or urban 2 1 ranked order low 9 high 3 relative location on a linear scale no point of origin temperature years 4 relative on a linear scale with a fixed point of origin elevation sealevel 5 direction will estimate how much water there Will be in the spring based on snow melt Geographic Information Sciences How to collect manage process and analyze geospatial data to communicate info about realworld problems Need to be able to think critically
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