The Basics Of Geography - Location

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The Basics Of Geography - Location

  1. 1. THE BASICS OF GEOGRAPHY : Location
  2. 2. DEFINITION <ul><li>Location is a position or point that occupies some of the Earth’s surface </li></ul><ul><li>Location is defined in two terms: absolute location and relative location </li></ul>The Basics of Geography : Location
  3. 3. ABSOLUTE LOCATION <ul><li>Refers to the exact position of an object or place, measured within the spatial coordinates (latitude & longitude) of a grid system </li></ul><ul><li>Written using coordinates, such as: </li></ul><ul><li>10.6°N, 71.55°W </li></ul><ul><li>Lake Maracaibo of Venezuela </li></ul>The Basics of Geography : Location
  4. 4. RELATIVE LOCATION <ul><li>Refers to the location of one place in relation to its surroundings </li></ul><ul><li>Written using words, such as: </li></ul><ul><li>China is in the northeastern hemisphere, south of Mongolia, West of the East China Sea, East of Kazakhstan, and North of Myanmar </li></ul>The Basics of Geography : Location
  5. 5. ASSIGNMENT <ul><li>Describe the location of these places using relative location: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>China </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Singapore </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vietnam </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Describe the location of these places using absolute location: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New Zealand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>England </li></ul></ul>The Basics of Geography : Location

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