geographical skills

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  • Created by: mollyb
  • Created on: 13-06-13 20:35
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  • Maps, Photographs and Field Sketches
    • Maps
      • Advantages
        • accurate located detail
        • scale allows precise measurement
        • can see over hills etc
        • get plan view
      • Disadvantages
        • static picture, shows only static features so can't show seasonal changes
        • quickly dated
        • impersonal
    • Photographs
      • Advantages
        • Captures an instant of time and shows ephemeral features, e.g. weather
        • shows precise uses, e.g. types of tree, shop, etc
        • Shows people
      • Disadvantages
        • instant of time so quickly becomes out of date
        • scale problems
        • subjective, images change with angle + light etc
        • doesn't show precise classification, e.g. roads
    • Field Sketches
      • Advantages
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