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The Prison

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Absolute:  33°18′7″N 84°33′12″W

Relative: South of Atlanta, West of Augusta, North of Albany, East of Birmingham, AL

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Human Characteristics

Human Characteristics | The Walking Dead-5 themes of Geography project | Scoop.it

Infrastructure: Need roads and bridges, water sources, do not need electricity, have used the telephone network to call people

 

Culture: They don’t practice religion, if they go to a house and find clothes that fit them they’ll take them, they’ll make weapons out of almost anything but mostly tools that they find, the only music that they have is singing  

 

Social Practices: Don’t go outside at night, during the day they’ll go on runs for food, they regularly take posts at the gate and watch, for fun Beth sometimes writes in her journal but they don’t really do anything for fun.


History: Was a prison until the apocalypse, then got overrun with walkers until Rick and his group came in and made it into their home 

 

Population Data (Total Population, GDP, Life Expectancy): Pop: About 50 people, Life Expectancy: not long

 

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Movement-People

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How has movement impacted your location?

 The spread of the virus

 

Push factor: Many walkers, no more protections(shelter), dangerous people, no food, disease. 

 

Pull factor: Safety, shelter, other people, food sources, 

 

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Regions: The Courtyard

Regions: The Courtyard | The Walking Dead-5 themes of Geography project | Scoop.it

Regions 

Functional 

A functional region  is a  central place and the surrounding places affected by it

The courtyard is a central area that connects many places in the prison 

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Regions: The tombs

Regions: The tombs | The Walking Dead-5 themes of Geography project | Scoop.it

Regions: 

Perceptual- The tombs

 A perceptual region is an area based on human thoughts and feelings and is often identified by a nickname. 

The inside of the prison that has not been cleared yet is called the tombs. 

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Spatial Perspective

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Rick's group is in the prison because inside it is safer from walkers, other hostile people and the weather. 

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Physical Characteristics

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Landforms: No distinct landforms 

Climate/Weather: hot in the summer, mild in the winter 

Water features: streams 

Animal life/ecosystems: 

Most animals died some are still living though, there are few ecosystems near the prison

Vegetation/Land Cover: Woods,lots of edible plants  

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HEI

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How the environment impacts humans: 

Gives them food, soil quality effects crop growth, 

How humans impact the environment: 

Killing animals for food, planting crops for food

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Movement-Goods

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Food- food is grown, or taken from abandoned houses, they acquired a lot of food from some inmates when they first got to the prison

 

Clothing-clothing is taken from stores or abandoned houses but they mostly stay in the same clothes

 

Supplies- clothing is taken from stores or abandoned houses but they mostly stay in the same clothes

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Regions: Cell Block C

Regions: Cell Block C | The Walking Dead-5 themes of Geography project | Scoop.it

Regions: 

Formal- an area with a defined boarder or specific boundaries 

Cell block D is a defined area within the prison 

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1st Law of Geography(Friction of Distance)

1st Law of Geography(Friction of Distance) | The Walking Dead-5 themes of Geography project | Scoop.it

The farther the people are away from the woods or open space the smaller chance of running in to a walker.


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Spatial Association

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The higher the population of people in an area before the apocalypse the more walking dead there are likely to be in that area. 

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