ERIC Number: ED109013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Landuse: A Computer Program for Laboratory Use in Economic Geography Courses, Technical Paper No. 8.
Marble, Duane F.; Anderson, Bruce M.
This technical report describes a digital computer program on the spatial structure of agricultural production and how it can be used in economic geography courses. Chapters one through four, respectively, (1) examine the use of digital computers in the teaching of college geography, (2) analyze the von Thunen theory which postulates laws that influence the prices of agricultural products and the way in which price variations are subsequently translated into patterns of agricultural land use, (3) describe the Landuse program which is based upon the von Thunen model, and (4) present six cases which demonstrate the versatility, flexibility, and applicability of the program. The appendix includes detailed operating and key punching instructions for the Landuse program and for computer programs in general. Also included is a distribution address of the Geography Program Exchange (GPE) which has been established to assist universities and other non-profit organizations with the interchange of computer software that relates to problems of geographic nature. (Author/DE)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC. Commission on College Geography.