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Geog Quiz 1

TermDefinition
Contour Lines define escalation
sematic maps political maps
topographical maps landscape/geographic maps
Scale shows a comparison between a map and the real physical space it's meant to represent
Three types of Scales Graphic, Written, Representative Fraction
Graphic Scale and image indicating a certain amount of space on the map represents a certain amount of space in the real world
Written Scale 1" = 1 Mile
RF (Representative Fraction) One unit on the map is equivalent to so many units in the real world
Geoid earth-shaped
Geoid Map use projection techniques to render 3D objects into 2D images
Distortion Occurs when 3D spheres cannot be turned into 2D shapes without changing the structure of the original object.
Tissotindicratix The rate of distortion
Latitude the angle of distance north/south of the equator.
Longitude The angle of distance east/west of the prime meridian
Great Circle the arch line of the Earth (the shortest distance between two places on a sphere)
Spatial Perspective looking at the physical space and object or place takes
area surface a region occupies
bountary natural or political
location absolute v. relative
operation scale the scale at which social/natural processes operate (studying patterns of ethnic segregation, wealth distribution, etc)
regional concept when we use a criterion to establish a spatial zone.
homogeneity human or physical "sameness" that can demarkate a region
Regions as Systems like the European Union, functional integration can demarkate a region.
Transition Zones regional interaction that continually reshapes borders and are often conflict zones.
Criteria for being a Region 1. Physical and Human 2. Functional 3. Historical
Regional Concept areas that are smaller and more specific than geographic realms.
Alfred Wegener Continental Drift
Cultural Landscape How the environment has been modified by mankind.
Culture Hearsts places were ideas/culture originated. (Meso America, the Indus River,etc)
Gini Coefficient The degree of economic dispersion 0.0 - 1.0
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