Will Mergen

5 Themes of Meography


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

Relative is approximate location.

Absolute location is a specific location.

Albany's Coordinates: 45.6333° N, 94.5667° W

Albany's approximate location: About 20 east of St. Cloud

Picture citation: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Albany,+MN/@45.6287421,-94.6054594,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x52b5adc8245cbc85:0x2c22f8b1841514de

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Definition: An area defined by everything in it.

Human Characteristics: What is put in place by humans

Physical Characteristics: Natural feature

Five physical features: Trees, grass, dirt, rocks, and water.

Five human features: Furnished wood, My house, sheds, most food, and the barn

Picture citation: https://www.google.com/maps/@45.6059998,-94.5725933,659m/data=!3m1!1e3

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Human-Environmental Interaction

Definition: How people adapt to modify and depend on the environment

Adapt: Make something suitable for a new use or purpose.

Modify: Make a partial or minor change.

Depend: You rely on something for support or maintenance.

We adapt to our environment by using a heater and AC.

We modify our environment by planting trees.

We depend on our environment for oxygen from trees.


The way that people, goods, ideas, and info move from one place to another

I get from one place to another by my family members driving me.

Some of the shirts i have are made in China.

I communicate with the the world by texting/ social media.


An Area defined by certain or similar and unifying characteristics.

The Mississippi River is a unifying feature of the Midwest.

The Mall of America is a unifying feature of the Midwest.

Photo citation: http://www.erc.uic.edu/distributed-generation/u.s.-doe-midwest-clean-energy-application-center

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