UB GEO 103LEC - OLec1 Econ Geo(1) (35 pages)

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Geo 103lec - Global Econ Geographies
Global Econ Geographies Documents

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Class 1 Geography Place and Space L1 Geography of Economic Systems Geography 103 1 Forwarded Message Subject just following up Date Thu 05 Feb 2015 00 17 24 0000 From Stephanie stephanie contactstudysoup com Reply To stephanie contactstudysoup com To jesspoon buffalo edu Hey just checking in on my last e mail In short you ll get paid to do what you re already doing in class taking notes and you ll be helping classmates Plus we ll really appreciate it Are you down Let me know and I can send along some more details L1 UB needs your help to be a notetaker Can you help Really appreciate you taking time to respond to this Have an awesome day Steph Head of Student Relations StudySoup HQ San Francisco CA 94117 If you can t help out you can remove yourself from this e mail if you unsubscribe 2 L1 Textbook 3 L1 Good news liberal Arts majors Wall Street journal 4 L1 Syllabus Review 5 What is Economic Geography 103 1a Economic Geography Social Urban Political L1 History exploration curiosity about different places Map production as a basic tool Location of places Physical GIS Economic Activities and organization in different locations 6 Major Approaches 103 1b Logical positivism emphasizes science and scientific method to analyze economic landscape topics studied location theory spatial interaction spatial analysis model building criticized for ignoring social class problems political and historical facts 2 Behavioral geography studies the cognitive and perception of space 3 Humanistic geography studies the subjective experiences of economic activities Focuses on human intentions and symbolic meanings 4 Structural geography i e Marxism Studies historical processes and political organization of economic activities e g control and distribution of resources L1 1 7 5 Poststructuralism how discourse shape economic activities e g media news emphasizes culture language and representation Maps A stone tablet found in a cave in Abauntz in the Navarra region of northern Spain is believed to contain the earliest known representation of a landscape L1 Map projections 9 L1 Cylindrical equal spaced projection Cylindrical equal area projection 10 Brazil vs Alaska Alaska 0 5 million sq miles L1 Brazil 3 2 million sq miles The true size of countries 11 Map projections and distortions Cylindrical equal area projections preserve areas but distorts shapes angles L1 1 12 L1 Cylindrical equal area projections 13 Areas are distorted Distortion increases away from Equator and is extreme in polar regions Map however is conformal in that angles and shapes within any small area is essentially true The map is not equal area or equidistant L1 Mercator projections preserves angles generally preserves shapes 14 L1 Mercator Projection 15 L1 How do we flatten the globe into a map Why is transverse mercator projection important anyway 3 49 video 16 Map Scale Scale tells you what extent the portion of the earth represented on the map has been reduced from its original size to fit on the map



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