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Geographic Maps, Tools and Technology - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
We've designed this chapter to help you study geographic maps, tools and technology. You'll be able to review how these items are used and the data they provide. The text lessons and video transcripts include key vocabulary words in bold print to help you study. Check what you've learned with brief self-assessment quizzes as you go. These lessons will help you increase what you know about:
- GPS and GIS
- Topographic, geologic and thematic maps
- Differences between aerial photography and remote sensing
- Types of scale and scale maps
- Geographic and gravity models and map projections
- Landscape analysis and geographic data
|Geography Tools: Maps, GPS & GIS||Compare the uses of maps, GPS and GIS.|
|Aerial Photography vs. Remote Sensing||Contrast how aerial photography and remote sensing are used.|
|How to Read Topographic and Geologic Maps||Focus on reading topographic and geologic maps.|
|Thematic Maps: Definition & Types||Analyze types of thematic maps.|
|Types of Scales: Map Scales & Relative Scales||Break down the differences between map scales and relative scales.|
|How to Construct and Interpret a Scale Map||Evaluate the method for constructing and interpreting a scale map.|
|Map Projections: Types & Accuracy||Assess different types of map projections.|
|Introduction to Geographic Models||Consider the importance and uses of geographic models.|
|The Gravity Model: Definition & Use||Analyze different uses of the gravity model.|
|Landscape Analysis: Definition & Uses||Focus on the various uses of landscape analysis.|
|Using Qualitative & Quantitative Geographic Data||Compare and contrast how to use qualitative and quantitative geographic data.|
1. Geography Tools: Maps, GPS & GIS
How can we study the earth and the features in it? Watch this lesson to find out more about common tools used in geography, including maps, global positioning systems, and geographic information systems, and their differences.
2. Aerial Photography vs. Remote Sensing
In this lesson, we'll look at aerial photography and satellite imaging, both forms of remote sensing. In particular, we'll discuss some key features of each and how they are used.
3. How to Read Topographic and Geologic Maps
This lesson explains the main features of topographic maps, including contour lines, index contours and contour intervals. It will also cover two rules that all contours follow and discuss geologic maps and the information they contain.
4. Thematic Maps: Definition & Types
Maps come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. In this lesson, we will review several examples of thematic maps and see how each can be used to analyze or disseminate data.
5. Types of Scales: Map Scales & Relative Scales
In this lesson, we discuss the scales used in geography: map scales and relative scales. Specifically, we'll look at examples of each and discuss how to use them for travel and research.
6. How to Construct and Interpret a Scale Map
This lesson will explain what a scale map is and how it represents two different things on the map expressed as a ratio. This lesson will also demonstrate the steps needed to create a scale map from any ordinary map.
7. Map Projections: Types & Accuracy
Learn about the different types of map projections and the different projection techniques that mapmakers use, including the Mercator projection, the Robinson projection, and the Lambert Conformal Conic projection. Each projection makes different trade-offs on accuracy.
8. Introduction to Geographic Models
How do you test a hypothesis that's hard to see and control? How about using models? In this lesson, we'll examine geographic models and see how they help geographers explore their theories.
9. The Gravity Model: Definition & Use
What can gravity teach us about human geography? In this lesson, we're going to check out the gravity model, and see how it can help us predict human behavior.
10. Landscape Analysis: Definition & Uses
To understand the best way to use a landscape, we need to analyze it. Luckily, there's a process to do that. In this lesson, we'll examine how to perform a landscape analysis in human geography and see how and why they are employed.
11. Using Qualitative & Quantitative Geographic Data
In this lesson, learn about qualitative and quantitative data and identify the differences between them. Examine some of the methods that are used for gathering geographic data and explore its importance to decision-making at different levels.
12. Spatial Distribution: Definition, Patterns & Example
Human behaviors are hard to quantify, but there are ways to do it. In this lesson, we're going to check out spatial distribution and see how these studies can help us understand human lives.
13. The Difference Between Spatial Distribution & Density
Spatial distribution and density are both methods used to describe populations. And while they are related, they are not the same. In this lesson you will learn about both, as well as how they are different from each other.
14. Geospatial Data: Definition & Example
In this lesson, we'll take a look at geospatial data, what it is, and some examples of its use. At the end, you should have a good understanding of this important concept.
15. Geospatial Data Analysis: Definition & Example
Within this lesson, we'll examine the concept of geospatial data. We'll define it and we'll define geospatial data analysis and look at some examples of its use.
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