Brian Beutz

5 Themes of Meography


Definition: There are two types of location, absolute and relative.

Absolute location is a specific location.

Relative location is an approximate location.

The absolute of Albany, MN is 45.63333° N, 94.5667 W.

The relative location of Albany is on I-94 and NE of St. Cloud

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Place is an area defined by everything in it.

Human Characteristic: What is put in place by humans

Physical Characteristic Natural features.

Five human characteristics around my house is sheds, homes, roads, trails, and buildings

Five physical characteristics around my hours are fields, lakes, trees, bushes, and farms.

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Human-Environmental Interaction

Human-Environmental Interaction is how people adapt to, modify and depend on the environment.

To adapt on the environment means to make something suitable for survival.

To modify the environment means to make partial or minor changes.

To depend on the environment means to rely on something for support.

I adapt to the environment by having clothes for the area I live in.

I modify the environment to have a house for my climate.

I depend on the environment to get food and water.


Movement is the way people, goods, ideas, and information move from on place to another.

I move from place to place by a car.

Most of my clothes come from China

I get information from the news.

I've gone to Mt. Rushmore.

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Region is an area defined by certain similar and unifying characteristics.

One unifying physical feature of the Midwest is farmland.

One unifying human feature of the Midwest is hotdish.

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