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Geographical Skills

Describe what you see in the photograph.
Focus your description on what is being asked in the question.
Use geographical vocabulary (e.g. urban, rural, dense, vegetation, relief, etc.)
Try to refer to a range of different themes (e.g. natural/physical, social/economic).
Natural, economic, social and who decides.


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Factors affecting the location of settlements
Selecting a site for defensive purposes was once very
important. A castle was often built on high ground to overlook
Defence surroundings. An island also provides defence, for example a
canal, which not only provides trade but can prevent people
from crossing.
In the…

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The actual land that a settlement is built upon. E.g. height
Site above sea level, relief and shelter, aspect, gradient, geology,
The site's location in relation to surrounding features. E.g. `near
Situation to'... any other physical and human feature, such as roads,
railways, other settlements, rivers, lakes, mountains, etc.…

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Geographical Information Systems (GIS) represent spatial data, which allows geographers
to see spatial patterns. Information can be layered on a map, such as roads, landmarks,
traffic, public services, etc. This allows a user to customise their search to their liking, and
provides them with relevant information which is easy to…


Salsabila Hussein


really helpful and useful safe :D

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