- Created by: rchapman99
- Created on: 16-12-17 14:48
All places have a unique character which is formed by their many different characteristics. These factors can be endogenous or exogenous:
- Endogenous factors - the internal factors which a shape a place's character. These could be physical (e.g. location), or they could be human (e.g. land use).
- Exogeous factors - the external factors which shape a place's character, including the relationship to other places and the flows in and out of a place, e.g. the flows of people.
Endogenous - physical:
- Where a place is.
- Places can be characterised by the features that are present because of their location.
- The shape of the landscape.
- Places can be characterised directly by their topography, e.g. in a valley, places would be characterised as flat.
- It affects other factors that give places character, e.g. land use; flat places may be suitable for large-scale arable farming.
- The environmental features of a place.
- Places can be characterised directly by their physical geography, e.g. a place could have igneous, sedimentary or metamorphic rocks, which form different landscapes.
- It affects other factors that give places character, e.g. economic characteristics; a place that is rich in natural resources such as iron or coal may be characterised by the industries that can exist there, such as mining or smelting.
Endogenous - human:
- The human activities that occur on the land.
- It's one of the most…