GEOG 2221

GEOG 2221

Final Project: Sense of Place Map

Final Project: Sense of Place

Introduction

Using the tools provided below, you will create a marker and place it on an interactive online map, and use your posting to describe some features and elements of your community.

Activity Map

As each student completes this part of the assignment, more markers will appear on the map. Take time to view other markers and learn something about different communities! You will also enter the information into your journal.

+ View Activity Map

Add Map Location

Decide on a city/community that you want to share with others. You’ll find both the map where your selected location data will be displayed and a web form where you will enter your data below.

+ Add Map Location

Final Project: Sense of Place Map

Click on the map pins to explore the different cities and communites that other students have shared for this assignment.  You can also click on the pin images to view a larger version.

Most Recent Locations

Date Added Location Three things that you like about this community One thing about the community you would like to change and why:
November 5, 2019 Tsukunocho, Nishi Ward, Sakai City, Osaka 593-8322, Japan

Prime urbanized city centre location, in proximity (3 minutes) from public transit (subway and buses), in proximity to public schools, university, banks and hospitals. High population density meaning fast flow of information, technology and services. All services and amenities are within walking distance (ex. restaurants, fast-food chains, convenience stores, malls, hardware stores, salons, banks, schools etc.). The livelihood, urban atmosphere and environment, the ease of access and transportation, temperate weather. Numerous gatherings for festivities for events and celebrations.

One thing i would change is to add more green initiatives, in terms of greenery. The city is already strict and exceeding expectations in green initiatives such as recycling and composting but seem to fall short on living greenery such as plants, trees, grass lawns and basically lack plant and soil. I would like to see more flora in the urban city so that we can don't forget about the nature of things.

November 5, 2019 Buk-gu, Daegu, Republic of Korea

Mild winter, Nice neighbours, Good school district.

It is so crowded all the time.

November 5, 2019 1 An Tai Da Jie, Shunyi, Beijing, China

I like my community because it has easy access to an extensive and affordable public transportation system. It is also bike friendly and has easy access to Beijing’s international airport. Additionally, I like my community because it is completely different than the rural setting that I grew up in.

One thing I would like to change in my community is the air quality. Although it has improved in the 4 years I have lived here, it can still get really bad.

November 5, 2019 Chiang Mai, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand

Chiang Mai has a tropical climate with year round sunshine. For a small city, it has a myriad of amenities and recreation. Great food can be purchased at around $1-2 a plate. The highlands around the province is ideal for growing Arabica coffee, so an exceptional cup of coffee can be enjoyed for next to nothing.

The air quality is dreadful, particularly during the burning season (March-April) when local rice farmers burn their rice field for replanting.

November 5, 2019 Wilkensvej, Frederiksberg, Denmark

I appreciate all of the free public spaces. I like the city's size, accessibility and flat landscape, making it possible to bike everywhere. I like the cleanliness of the city.

People keep to themselves in Copenhagen, I would like to see people being more friendly towards one another.

Add Map Location

As of January 2019, the average house price in Canada was $472,000. Upload an image of a property in your location that you could buy for that price. If you are not certain how to do so, please review the instructional screencast.

Please include the appropriate copyright information for the photo above (eg. Website URL or “self” if you took the photo).

Start typing the unique address of the property in the picture you posted and the form will offer location suggestions based on your input. The format should include street address, city, province and country. For example: 805 University Drive, Kamloops, BC, Canada. The selected location will appear on the main map after you submit the completed form.

Using the browse button below, upload a photo that for you, exemplifies the geography of the community you are posting about into the text box below. If you are not certain how to do so, please review the instructional screencast.

Please include the appropriate copyright information for the photo above (eg. Website URL or “self” if you took the photo).


The information required for to complete this form is:

  1. House Photo
    • The average house price in Canada as of January 2019 was $472,000. What can you buy for that price in your community?
    • Go to the website of a real estate agent who works in the community you are going to share about, and find a house or property listed as close to $472,000 as possible.
    • Right click the photo and save a copy to your computer. Insert the picture into your response.
    • Write down the house/property address since you’ll be asked for that information when you enter data into a form.
    • Write down copyright information (source website URL).
  2. Typical Geography Photo
    • Use your own camera to take a picture of the geography that you want to share with others. If you can’t take your own photo, search the internet for a picture that shows the typical geography and also note the source URL to provide the appropriate copyright details.
    • Download the photo onto your computer. Insert the picture into your response.
  3. Write Three things you like about your community (three short sentences).
  4. Write One thing you would like to change about your community and why (one short sentence).

How to complete the form:

Watch the video on how to complete the Sense of Place assignment.

  • To upload the house and geography photos, click BROWSE and select the saved image from your computer. Click SAVE.
  • Copy and paste text information from your Final Project document into the appropriate form fields. You must enter something into all the boxes of this form to create a pin.
  • After you have entered data into all the text boxes, check the “I’m not a robot” box and click SUBMIT.
  • Once you click the Submit button, the website page will refresh and your location data will be displayed as a pin on the shared map.
  • If you are unsure of how to proceed, consult with your Open Learning Faculty Member.