What does this settlement do? What is it's function? Why is it located where it is? How would you describe its situation? Do you think it is an 'important' settlement?
Site and situation
|Site||The actual location of a settlement. For example; Toulouse is at Latitude 43,38 ° N, Longitude 1,22 ° E, approximately 580 km south from Paris.|
|Situation||The location of a settlement in relation to places (human and physical) surrounding it. For example; Toulouse is a city in southwest France on the banks of the Garonne River, half-way between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.|
- Describe the site of Paris, France.
- Describe the situation of London, United Kingdom.
- Define the following:
- Wet-point site
- Dry-point site
- Building materials
- Fuel supply
- Food supplies
- Nodal point
- Bridging point
Can you decide if each settlement is dispersed, linear or nucleated? What about the settlement you live in?
4. Settlement A
5. Settlement B
6. Settlement C
7. Settlement D
8. Settlement E
9. Settlement F
Using Google Earth for web with this lesson
The individual placemarks can be opened as links from this webpage. Alternatively they can all be opened from a single file. To do this follow these steps:
- Download the KML, linked to below, onto your computer.
- Open Google Earth for web.
- Click Projects.
- Click New Project.
- Choose 'Import KML file from computer'.
- Choose the file from your computer.
- Provide an example and explanation for each of these settlement functions.
Industrial / Manufacturing
Cultural / Religious
- Define hierarchy.
- Give an example for each level of the hierarchy.