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  • Created on: 17-03-11 14:41

Postcode Maps

They are maps formed from interviews from residents in these specific areas. 

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  • Alternative and more consistent data
  • Easy to compare

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  • Artifically Fixed Data
  • Takes alot of Time
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Satellite Images

Pictures taking from orbiting Satellites.

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  • Recent
  • More Detailed than any humna impression

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  • Difficult to Interpret
  • Expensive to conduct
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Censuses

Surveys conducting to find out a variety of information.

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  • Help when planning - Government building
  • Compare due to them consistently happening every 10 years

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  • Out of date as soon as they are taken due to them taking years to publish
  • People might not want to participate
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Land-use maps

These maps show how the land is being used for different services.

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  • Easy to see Human Geography

Can be used to use the land more efficiently

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  • Cover only about 10% of the country
  • Subjective- No Physical Geography
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Goad Plan

Largescale Plan for retail centres

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  • Shows services
  • Can be comapred to any other retail centre - not dependent on size

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  • No Physical geography
  • Time consuming


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Topographic Map

Ordance survey based map which shows changes over time

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  • Shows changes over time
  • Combines human and physical geography

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  • Not always up to date - Geography of a place changes
  • Time consuming and Expensive
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Questionnaire

A Survey which is conducting through open and closed questions

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  • Raises issues not considered
  • Not biased as collected yourself

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  • People may not be willing to participate
  • Time consuming
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Risk Assessment

This is conducted for Health and Safety reasons to understand the dangers of doing an activity.

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  • Helps keep people safe
  • People can understand what they can/can't do

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  • Time is wasted
  • May constrict activities which might be used to collect data.
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