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Geography-Archie

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hemisphere one of the halves the earth is divided into
latitude angular distance north or south from the equator
longitude angular distance east or west on the earth's surface
equator the great circle of the earth that is equidistant from the North Pole and South Pole.
prime meridian the meridian running through Greenwich, England, from which longitude east and west is reckoned.
international dateline the line approximately following the 180° meridian from Greenwich
tropic zone the part of the Earth's surface between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn
absolute location example: coordinates of a map using longitude and latitude
relative location examples: next door, nearby, a short drive
perspective a visible scene
proximity nearness in place
distance the extent or amount of space between two things
direction the place towards which a person or thing is directed
bearing the act of enduring or capacity to endure.
coordinates One of a set of numbers that determines the position of a point
vector to direct or guide
parallel extending in the same direction
meridian the half of such a circle included between the poles
tropic of cancer about 23 1 / 2 ° N
tropic of capricorn about 23 1 / 2 ° S
cardinal directions north,south,east,west
intermediate points northeast,nrthwest,southeast,southwest
location Position on the earth's surface
place Place have physical and human characteristics that make them what they are
movement Humans interacting on the earth
human envirement interaction The geography of places is influenced by the degree to which humans have impacted their local environment.
region A region is any unit of space that is unified by the presence of some characteristic
environment the aggregate of surrounding things, conditions, or influences
ecology the study of the relationships between human groups and their physical environment
adaptation a form or structure modified to fit a changed environment
climate generally prevailing weather conditions of a region
compass rose a compass on a map
legend/key a type of guide that tells you what the symbols on maps means
scale it is a way of showing longer distances than your able to show on the side of a map
solstice
poles north and south pole
global positioning systems a type of technology that uses satellites to find a place in the world
geographic information system a software program that alows you to create maps
Created by: misterbee2010