Intro to Human Geography Section 1
Intro to Human Geography Section 1 GEOG140
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This 0 page Class Notes was uploaded by Morgan Oestmann on Monday February 22, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to GEOG140 at University of Nebraska Lincoln taught by Dr. Rebecca Buller in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 21 views. For similar materials see Intro to Human Geography in Geography at University of Nebraska Lincoln.
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Introduction What is geography 0 De nition has changed over time 0 Spatial Perspective 0 Study of why what is where 0 quotView of the Whole Earthquot Ptolomy quotScience and Artquot HC Darby quotVariations from place to placequot HoltJensen quotPatterns and processesquot Gregg Wassmandorf Approaches Systematic Global 0 Topical geography concepts ie Religion Geography 0 Regional Local 0 Spatial Unit of Region ie Asian Geography Divisions 0 Physical Geography 0 Spatial analysis of structure processes and location of natural phenomena ie Climatology marine geography Human Geography 0 Analysis of Population its cultures activities and landscapes TechniquesTechnologies 0 Use eldwork remote sensing GlS GPS to Explore links between people and places Explain differences among people places scales and times 1 Cartography making maps a Data Layout and design 2 Geographic Info System GlS computer hardwaresoftware permits data to be collected recorded stored retrieved manipulated analyzed and displayed to viewer 3 Remote Sensing method of collecting data through use of instruments physically distant from area or object a Absolute locations can be studied over time by looking at imagery b Satellites Basic Geographic Concepts 0 Five Themes of Geography MR HeLP 1 Location a Highlights how position of people on Earth affects b What happens and why 2 Place a Sense of Place i gtnfusing a place with meaning or emotion b Perception of Place i Belief of what a place is like quotMental Mapsquot 3 Movement a Involves mobility of people goods and ideas from an area i Diffusion 1 Le Expansion hierarchical relocation 4 Region a Features on the surface tends to be concentrated in certain areas b Understanding regional geography of a place allows us to make sense of the info we have about many places c Formal Region i gtAn area that contains a set of social political or economic activates or interactions 1 Le an urban area city and suburbs d Perceptual Region i gtAn area that s created by ideas in our minds based on personal knowledge of places and regions de ning an area of sameness 1 Le Midwest 5 Human and Environment Interaction a Understanding relationships between humans and physical worlds i ie asking locational questions b Cultural Landscape i gtVisibe human imprint material character of a place ii What is that and why is it there Spatial interaction between places depends on 0 Distance among places 0 Accessibility of places 0 Transportation and communications connectivity among places
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