Please Enter a Search Term



Instructor: Prof. K. Vodden

Phone: 709-737-8981

Office: SN-2020


Pre-final class marks (pdf) (Word)

Mid-term Answers



East Asia

West Asia


South America

United States



Note: the map quiz portion of the final will be on a particular region of the world that includes locations from more than one of the above map quizzes.

Term Assignment

The assignment

Data in Excel (Table 1)

World map

Wells article

Assignment review PowerPoint

Excel tutorial sessions

Tutorial website:

NOTE: The tutorial is in the old version of Excel. For the new version:

Create the double column chart (insert – column – 1st option) and then double click on the chart to enter chart mode. Click right on series 2 (GHGs) and then select "Format data series", then “Plot series on secondary axes” (bottom of the box).

If you double right click on the bars and then change gap width to large gap you can see both columns in all cases.

Then if you right click on the X axes to get all of the country names to show up select “format axis” and then specify unit interval at “0” to fit all of the country names on the axis.

Other Resources

Choropleth maps

Quartile calculation

Firm Deadline Reminder

Just a reminder that your term project is due IN CLASS ON PAPER on Monday March 24th. This date is in your course manual on p. 1. This is a firm deadline. The only exceptions to this deadline are those that meet the criteria of acceptable absences (e.g., documented medical emergencies) or closures of campus due to weather. If the campus closes due to weather on the due date, then the assignment will be due in class on the next regularly scheduled class date that the university is open. E-mailed assignments are NOT acceptable.

Understand that if you do not hand in your project IN CLASS ON PAPER on the due date, it will not be accepted and you will receive ZERO. You should plan accordingly to have your assignment printed out well in advance of class. "My printer wasn't working", "My printer was out of ink", or similar issues do not count as medical emergencies or weather closures. While all of this may sound harsh, it is necessary to be fair. Without a firm deadline there is no way for us to adjudicate who has a valid excuse and it is not fair to those students who do hand in on time to let other students hand in past the deadline. This policy applies in all GEOG1050 sections. Thanks for your cooperation.



The following is an outline of what will be covered in each class. This schedule is, however, subject to change. Check the course website periodically for updates.

Mapping Fundamentals

Class #1 - Introduction, Jan. 7th (pdf)

Introduction (ppt)

- The Importance of Geography article (2 pages, optional reading)

Classes #2 - 4 Mapping fundamentals, Jan. 9, Jan. 11 and Jan. 14th Part A and Part B (pdfs)

Mapping Jan. 9, 11 and 14th (ppt)

Classes #5 and 6 - Remote sensing/GIS, Jan. 16 and 18th (pdf)

Remote sensing, GIS (ppt)

Class #7 - GIS, Jan. 21st (guest lecture/demonstration)

Class #8/9 - Map fundamentals (inkshed #2) review/climate inkshed (#3) (pdf)

Class #8/9 (ppt)


Class #10 - Climate unit introduction (pdf)

Climate intro (ppt)

Class #11 - Introduction to climate continued (pdf)

Climate continued (ppt)

Class #12 - Intro completed, natural causes of climate change (pdf)

Climate intro #3 (ppt)

Natural causes (ppt)

Class #13 - Understanding climate changes in the past (pdf)

PowerPoint version

Class #14 - Sea level change (ppt)

Sea level change (pdf)

Class #15 - Human causes - pdf

Human causes (ppt)

Class #16 - Map quiz and exam review

Review slides pdf

Review slides ppt

Ferryland UTM/topographic map for practice on UTM readings

Sample climate control questions

Class #17 - Exam

Class #18 - Human causes continued and urban climate intro (pdf)

Assignment review - see above


Class #19 (Fri. Feb. 22nd) - Exam return, Urban climate continued

Class #20 and 21 - Mitigation and adaptation

Class 21 (ppt)

Class #22 - guest speaker

Political geography

Class #23 - Introduction to political geography (pdf)

Class #23 (ppt)

Class #24 - Intro to political geography class 2

Class #24 (ppt) (pdf)

Class #25 - Political geography class 3

Part 1 (ppt) (pdf)

Part 2 (ppt) (pdf)

- UN organizational chart

Class #26 - Political geography class 4

Boundaries and borders (ppt) (pdf)

Maritime boundaries (ppt) (pdf)

Class #27 - Political geography class 5

Shapes of States and Nationalism (ppt) (pdf)

Class #28 - Political geography class 6

Nationalism in Canada - continued

Class #29 - Nationalism continued (ppt) (pdf)

Class #30 - Nationalism, states and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (pdf) (ppt)

Urban geography

Class #31 - Urban intro/ancient cities (ppt) (pdf)

Class #32 - Definitions of urban/cities (intro part 2 pdf) (ppt)

Class #33 - Urbanization and MDCs (ppt) (pdf)

Class #34 - LDCs and urban economies (ppt) (pdf)

Note: the ppt version covers only the portion of the lecture about the Dabbawallahs of Mumbai. There is an error occuring that does not allow me to load the complete presentation. Please contact me if you require the remaining part of the lecture and are unable to download the pdf.

Class #35 - Urban sprawl and planning for sustainable cities (ppt) (pdf)

Review class (ppt) (pdf)