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Mrd Unit I

WordDefinition
Equator An imaginary line that divides the world into the northern and southern hemispheres, also known as 0 degrees latitude.
Prime Meridian An imaginary lines that divides the world into the eastern and western hemispheres, also known as 0 degrees longitude.
Geographic Information System A computer program that combines data from different sources such as satellite images, maps, and databases.
Global Positioning System An electronic device that is used to find absolute location.
GOES Geostationary Operational Environment Satellite that is used to track and predict weather.
Landsat A system of satellites that is used to map the earth.
Cartographer A person who makes maps.
Map Projection A way to make flat maps from a spherical earth.
Globe A three dimensional representation of the earth's surface.
Map A two dimensional representation of the earth's surface.
Cartogram A representation of the earth based on one set of data.
Political Map A map that shows human made features such as countries, capitals, and roads.
Physical Map A map that shows elevation, bodies of water, and landforms.
Mental Map A map in your mind.
Legend The part of the map that explains the meanings of symbols and colors.
Latitude Imaginary lines that are used to measure distance north or south of the Equator.
Longitude Imaginary lines that are used to measure distance east or west of the Prime Meridian.
Cardinal Direction North, South, East, or West
Intermediate Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest
Compass Rose The part of a map used to find orientation or direction.
Formal Region An area on the earth's surface that is defined by a limited number of related characteristics.
Functional Region An area that is organized around a set of interactions and connections between places.
Perceptual Regions An area in which people perceive the characteristics that unite the region in the same way.
Psychological Distance A way that people view distance.
Linear Distance How far across the earth a person, an idea, or a product travels.
Region An area of the earth's surface with similar characteristics.
Created by: mrdgeography