How To Think Like a Geographer - Coggle Diagram
How To Think Like a Geographer
Understand Maps, Map projections and how maps are used.
Map projections are how the map is displayed on a flat scale
There are hundreds of map projections All having different uses and different distortion
Maps are Flat images of an area which are distorted as they are turned into a 2 dimensional figure
Maps are usually smaller scale of the image they show
Understand The spacial approach to human geography
Know the basics to geography
early geography examples
how to read maps
The branches of geography
Know how to use vocabulary in context
Understand the four level analysis
Are phenomena connected
Why is something where it is?
How did something get where it is?
What are the effects?
Understand map patterns
Know how to collect data on different subjects
Collect data using Field Research, GIS, GPS, and online mapping
GIS, creates and image of the area
GPS Shows distances and locations in an area
Field Research means research in the field of working such as making maps in the area or interviewing people for data
Online mapping can use census or satellite to create maps for data
Have the ability to compare map projections
Land masses near pole are distorted
Spacial distributions related to area
Shapes are innacurate
Direction is not constant
Use in midlatitude countries
General use map
Area,size,shape,and direction distorted