geographic concepts


GIS Learning

Basic Geographic Concepts

Basic Geographic Concepts

Listed here are the basic geographic concepts for geographic understanding and inquiry.  When looking at the geography of an area, what are some of the geographic questions? Geographic Concepts Basic geographic concepts are: Location Region Place (physical and cultural attributes) Density, Dispersion, Pattern Spatial Interaction Size and Scale Location Location […]

Spatial Analysis

Distance decay model showing the probability of Osama bin Laden's location. From a UCLA study, 2009.Distance decay model showing the probability of Osama bin Laden's location. From a UCLA study, 2009.

Distance Decay and Its Use in GIS

Distance decay is a phenomenon observed between locations or ethnic groups- the further apart they are, the less likely it is that they will interact very much. Distance decay theory in GIS can be used for other purposes such as the effects of time and distance on public transportation ridership, crime analysis, and health care.

Maps and Cartography

What is Ethno Mapping?

What is Ethno Mapping?

Maps aren’t just intended for navigation. Though most people think of maps in terms of what kind of physical land features they display, maps can have a much deeper significance to historians and anthropologists. Through the practice of subjective mapping, cartography can be married to anthropology and sociology to create […]

GIS Learning

GIS 101: Learn About GIS

GIS 101: Learn About GIS

GIS is a multi-faceted discipline built that incorporates a variety of technologies and concepts. To really understand the capabilities of GIS, it is important to learn cartography, spatial and statistical analysis, database management, and programming. Looking to get started in GIS?  This GIS 101 page is the launch page for […]