Land Use around the world

Topics: Land use, Game, Play Pages: 2 (564 words) Published: September 4, 2014
Land Use Around the World
Created by Jennifer Pagach
This assignment involves you playing a game online, so you will have to open a separate browser or tab to access the website and have uninterrupted time and internet access to complete.  Make sure your read the assignment first to see what you need to focus on, as you will have to do a write up on what you observed. The website is www.geoguessr.com  and you can play as many times as you want for free!  Each game consists of 5 rounds of where you have to guess where in the world you are, so play for a while to get used to the controls, and take your time to really explore the locations. Geoguessr uses the Google Road view imagery to drop you somewhere in the world where you can navigate and explore, and you have to guess where and then click on the world map on the right hand side(you can zoom in) and select exactly in the world where you think it is. It will then tell you how close you were, and then continue on to the next location, for a total of five rounds per game. The point of this assignment is not to see how good you are at guessing, but to have you examine land use differences in locations you are dropped into. Make sure you have reviewed the chapter 12 concepts on land use so you can answer the following questions while demonstrating your knowledge and understanding of those concepts. Also make sure you write down exactly where you were for the assignment! Load the answers into the assignment by either cutting and pasting into the text box or uploading as a link. This is worth a maximum of 50 points, and you will be graded on completeness and demonstration of knowledge of concepts on land use and other class concepts. After playing for a while, select and tell me the exact two locations you visited that have different land use patterns and compare and contrast in a mini paper/essay explaining if you think the areas have had good land use planning or not, and which area you would rather...
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