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Tools & Perspectives of Geographic Study - Chapter Summary
Our chapter on the tools and perspectives used in geographic study is made up of videos that clearly outline these topics. Here you'll study topics including the different types of regions, interpreting scale maps and map projections. Once this chapter is complete, you should be ready to achieve the following goals:
- Differentiate between functional, formal and vernacular regions
- Construct and interpret a scale map
- Read geologic and topographic maps
- Understand how geographic information system (GIS) is used to make decisions
- Outline map scale and projection
Because these videos are accessible on any tablet, computer or smartphone with an internet connection, you can study whenever it works best for you. Along with each lesson, we've included a self-assessment quiz that allows you to see how well you've understood what you've learned. If you need any help as you move through the chapter, submit your questions through the Dashboard for an expert to answer.
1. Types of Regions: Formal, Functional & Vernacular
There are many different ways to divide land up into regions. In this lesson, we'll look at the common types of regions in geography, including formal regions, functional regions, and vernacular regions.
2. 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.
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. Geographic Information System (GIS): Using Maps & Locations to Make Decisions
A Geographic Information System uses smart maps to describe geographical relationships. Learn how organizations use spatial analysis to improve decision making.
5. Map Projection & Scale
After watching this video, you will be able to explain what a map projection is, what a map scale is, and why they need to be carefully chosen when creating a map. A short quiz will follow.
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