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    As a new member of the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, I have been assigned to do a GPS survey and a GIS analysis of the Kennedy Valley Trail (Sam Rayson Valley Trail) for the purpose of the development of the trail as there are no amenities in the trail. To get a general idea of how things are placed in a trail, I did a pre-survey on the trail west of Kennedy Rd. (Etobicoke Creek Trail) and found that it was quite undeveloped as well. Below is the data of how many light posts there are and the steps between. The average amount of steps between the 14 light posts is 57 which I found to be reasonable since at most times, the next light post was in sight. However, I believe that the spacing could have been more evenly distributed as the steps between ranged from 32-85. Other amenities were not present with the exception of only 2 trash cans and a misleading sign with the words “PathWays” which did not explain much. With so many other parks and places to stroll, such a trail would be disregarded since there are no enhancements or any seating to enjoy the scenery. To add to that, litter and dog excretions were all over the trail which was not very pleasant and a cleaner route would surely have been preferred. Also, I noticed that I was becoming tired so a senior would have definitely been exhausted. And for that, benches are a must and perhaps some signs for direction. Additional amenities like more garbage cans wouldn’t be a bad idea either. Using the data collected…

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    Thematic Mapping History

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    Albane Valenzuela History 95N Thematic Maps and Maps as Products: A Social Story All maps tell stories that have either shaped or were shaped by history. During the age of exploration and discovery, cartography was primarily a political enterprise that helped the state assert its colonial and imperial endeavors by drawing the boundaries of newly claimed territories. Gradually, these topographic maps evolved into more specific, accessible objects. The numerous social,…

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    Frank Jacobs takes an unorthodox approach to quantifying the perceived political geography of Earth in his article “Coffee and Cannibals – the Weird Geography of Autocomplete Maps.” By examining a series of maps, ostensibly generated from Google’s search autocomplete, Jacobs attempts to provide readers with insight into the “mental maps” of different cultures. Before analyzing the article, it is important to first understand exactly what a mental map is in the context of political geography.…

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    Maps serve as powerful objects that can change the way viewers think or perceive the world. When maps contain lies, people can be led into a false sense of belief. A New Map of Africa from the Latest Authorities, was created by cartographer John Cary- a former apprentice of William Palmer- reinforces this idea. The map was created in 1805, at the height of European colonization and exploration of Africa. Most explorers were not familiar with Africa’s landscape while undertaking these long…

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    Unit Topic/Title: Early European Explorers Lesson Plan Number & Title: Lesson Plan #4 Map Skills Indiana Academic Standards: Social Studies 5.1.2 Examine accounts of early European explorations of North America including major land and water routes, reasons for exploration and the impact the exploration had. Content Covered: During this lesson, students will identify the continents, oceans, accurately draw a compass rose, and trace their explorer’s route. These skills will help them to…

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    Carolyn Wehner CEE 1440 Water Resources Engineering Take-Home Final Exam Due: 12/14/16 Introduction: With changing climates, ice caps melting more rapidly therefore causing the water levels of the world to rise rapidly. With this increase of fluid water on the earth water resources engineers are concerned how the excess water will affect infrastructure pertaining to water designs such as dams and reservoirs. Also future engineering designs will have to consider the change in water levels and…

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    Progression Of Maps Essay

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    First, I wanted to cover maps as an intellectual technology that has changed the way people think. The progression of maps to where they are today can be illustrated and is closely paralleled by childhood cognitive development. Maps, like a child’s development, went from a “egocentric, purely sensory perception of the world to… [a] abstract and objective analysis of experience.” It also caused society to go from a purely sensory observation of the world to a more abstract and objective view of…

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    Mcdonalds Human Geography

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    1. McDonalds uses human geography to plan out where to build a restaurant by using culture and economy. In certain places McDonalds will alter their food to fit a certain type of flavor. Sometimes the store may not expand in areas that can’t afford the food. 2. Maps display information about the surface and the areas of the world that we live in. Geography is very dependent on the use of maps. They are also used as communication, and storing reference material. It can help us to find…

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    Nt1310 Unit 2 Assignment

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    Class #1: Geo-Literacy Please 1). The photos of "Map foolery" and the "True Size of Africa" surprised me, since I had never considered that my perception of the continents size could be so skewed. It brings up the question of why maps continue to be presented in the way they are. When presented with this new knowledge we began to get a greater understanding of the world around us and how individuals have to be critical of the information they take in. It's important to begin to understand the…

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    Part I - Finding five more sources that relate to your teaching unit. A-Describe each in a few sentences to a paragraph--what is the main information in the source? How is this useful to your unit? 1. http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/time/explore/main.html This website contains information about the history of Ancient and provides me with a timeline of important events, people and objects that occurred during a specific dynasty or period. It even provides specific information an important people…

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