Human Geography: Landscapes of Human Activities, 11th Edition (Fellmann)
Introduction: Some Background Basics
1. Check out some of the links in the Career Center. How might geography be
used to help your career goals?
2. Visit the GIS Data Depot and make a
list of the types of data that are readily available for your state, province,
or country. What are the sources of this data? Why is the source important?
3. Go to the About.com entry on map scales and answer the question posed there, "Why is a map of a big area called
'small-scale' and a map of a smaller area called 'large-scale'?"
4. Go to Cartographic
Images and look at maps from the different eras presented (Ancient,
Medieval, etc.) and then outline some ways in which maps have changed over time.
What are the primary differences between ancient maps and the ones we use today?