Geography Study Notes Essay
What is Geography?
Geography is the study of the world, how it works, and how people use and change the world as they live in it.
The word “Geography” comes from the Greek word “Geo.” Meaning earth and “graph” meaning writing.
Population Denisty – Figure calculated by dividing the population of a region by the region’s area.
Staristical Analysis – Studying collected data for the purposes of summarizing information to make it more usable and for making generalizations.
Geotechnologies – New Geographic technologies, such as remote sensing, GPS and GIS, that have …show more content…
Why Are Places Unique? * No two places on Earth are identical. * Geographers want to know why places are unque. (For example,why some parts of the Earth are more densely settled than other parts. * No features on erth exist without the influence of other features = interrelationship between all the features on earth, for example rocks are worn away by water; plants depend on climate and minerals in the soil for growth.
The Landscape * The visible surface of the earth is known as the landscape. * Landscape results from interaction of man with his environment. * Because man modifies/changes earths’ surface to statisfy his economic needs, features of a landscape vary. * Lanscapes may be dominated by either natural features (landforms, climate, vegataion) or cultural features (buildings, crops, cities, industries.) * Descriptions and explanations of interelationships (existing between man and his environment)