Imagine that you have been hired to find the best location for a landfill outside the growing city of Seattle, Washington. Explain from a physical geographer’s point of view your major considerations.

Week 1 Discussions: 

1. Think like a geographer

Imagine that you have been hired to find the best location for a landfill outside the growing city of Seattle, Washington. Explain from a physical geographer’s point of view your major considerations. Then explain from the perspective of a human geographer, what are your main considerations?

In your answers, keep in mind the difference between site and situation and be sure to address both.

Consider using the About Geography.com for assistance http://geography.about.com

2. GIS

Geographers have been working with geographic information systems (GIS) long before there were computers, using overlays and maps, which would seem crude

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