Spatial Association Lab
Geographers are trained to think geographically....to
think spatially by
in a spatial way.
looking for patterns,
looking for distributions,
looking for relationships
The purpose of this lab exercise is to get you
to "think spatially" by analyzing the spatial patterns
and distributions which occur on a series of maps. Your task is
to figure out what the maps represent. Below are six agricultural
maps which show where various crops and animals are raised in
the United States.
Look at each map, comparing its unique spatial
characteristics to all the others. Below the six maps are six
map titles. Your task is to match the titles to the maps. First,
browse through the maps and the titles. Then follow the directions
in the next paragraph.
ASSIGNMENT: Six map titles are on the left
side of the page. Your task is to match the titles to the maps
and write a one paragraph justification for each title selection.
Think geographically and try to describe the spatial characteristcs
of the map in addition to the process you used to solve this problem.
To view a sample paragraph for a map showing the distribution
of apples, click HERE.
HOGS AND PIGS
This assignment is
due at the beginning of the next class period. Please type your
paper using a basic font (Times, Helvatica, etc.) with 12pt type.
Place your assignment in the box on the table when you come to