+ Location AP Human Geography + Location – one of the 5 themes of geography Underlies almost all geographic work establish the context within which events and processes are situated. + Location Theory Why are villages, towns, cities spaced the way they are? How do you determine the best location for a Super Target or wildlife refuge? Can even make predictions. + Absolute vs. Relative Absolute location – Use latitude and longitude for a precise plotting of the earth GPS. Relative location – describes location in relation to other places. South of Las Vegas Behind the Super Target + Mental Maps Places we gave been or merely heard of Men and women use different languages for directions Path vs. Landmark + Activity Spaces Places we routinely travel in our daily activity. Causes our mental map to engage automatically.