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Position on the earth’s surface.
There are two types of location:
- Absolute Location – a specific (exact) reference of something
Examples: address, latitude and longitude, etc.
- Relative Location – description of where something is in relation to other things; approximation
Examples: north of the lake, next to the school, etc.
Physical and human characteristics that give a place its unique image.
Examples: the Niagara Escarpment, ethnic make up, population density, etc.
Questions: What is it like there?
3. HUMAN-ENVIRONMENT INTERACTION
The ways and means by which people change the environment and how they (the people) are modified by the environment.
Examples: where we live, what we eat, deforestation, urban sprawl, etc.
Questions: How do humans use the land? How does the environment affect us?
The movement of people (migration), goods (transportation), and ideas (communication).
Examples: radio, moving to a new house/country, food coming from other countries, etc.
Characteristics of place that has similar features over a large region (soils, vegetation, landforms, land uses) that make them distinctly different form surrounding areas.
Examples: Prairies, Boreal Shield, “Southern Ontario”, or it may also be defined by a political boundary.