003 - Hubs

Factual Question

What is a hub?

What factors are needed to create a hub?

Debatable Question

Analyse the impact that economic hubs have?

Key Terminology

  • Hubs
  • Nodes
  • Impact

Define the words above using the useful links below:

Useful Links:

Activity One - Describe

  1. Using the map below describe the pattern of global distribution of internet cables.
  2. What reasons can you give for the pattern?

Image One - Map to show the distribution of marine cables

Taken From: https://www.extremetech.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/internet-cable-map.jpg

Activity Two - Watch

  • Watch the YouTube clips below and write down the factors that India is using to create their country into a manufacturing and telecommunications hub.

Activity Three - Hubs

Image Two - Infographic showing internet use in India

Taken From: http://d152j5tfobgaot.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Charts-2.png

Answer the following questions using the map, the infographic above and the resources provided.

  1. How has the access to the internet and mobile phones changed in India?
  2. Compare the internet use in urban and rural India?
  3. Where is Bangalore located?
  4. Why has Bangalore become a digital hub within India? Think about landscape and use the article from the BBC to answer this question.

Image Three - A map of India

Taken From: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-VMcXV87fotI/U-zEsDYoliI/AAAAAAAAAB0/YSIzx9bkN8E/s1600/india.bangalore.gif