Spatial Concepts


Movement
Region

Spatial
Change
Over
Time

Spatial
Association
Interaction
Distribution

Location
Scale
Distance

This is a link to the spatial concepts powerpoint from class.

To Identify geographic features we discuss SHEEPT

Social factors- religion, language, cultural ideas, ethnicity
Historic factors- past actions that influence current thinking
Economic factors- income, employment, living costs, trade
Environmental factors - shape of land, soil, indigenous vegetation, buildings, roads
Political factors- government, laws
Technological factors- use of technology and development


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Population Profiles
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Negative growth, aging population


This map is called a choropleth map; it shows the height of the land and sea by using different colour scales.
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This map is called a contour map; it uses lines that join places of equal heights instead of using different colours. The contour interval is how much each line goes up by, it must all ways be equal (100, 200, 300...,)( 20, 30, 40...)
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All maps are not equal!Map projections are different ways of representing the spherical surface of the earth in flatterned form.

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This video is from The West Wing, season 2 episode 16.