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Geography Voc. Zenas

Geography Voc.

TermDefinition
Human Geography The branch of geography that studies all things human and human made
Physical geography The branch of geography that studies all of Earth’s physical features and processes
Map Typically a 2-D representation of our Earth in which you can see where people, places, and things are located
Place A theme in geography that allows us to describe the physical and human characteristics of a location
Site When describing a place you use Site. Site is what you see on the landscape
Location Identifying WHERE a place is located. Location can be Absolute, relative, and mathematical
Situation Identifying a place’s location using other places (SVH is behind Publix, across from Brusters, etc)
Region An AREA with one or more common features that makes it different from surrounding areas
Formal Region
Functional Region
Vernacular Region
Space
Connection
Cartography The study of maps and map making
thematic map A Special Purpose map that displays information around a theme (phenomenon)
map scale The tool on a map that allows you to measure real distance
map projection The process by which we display the round Earth on a flat surface
gps
GIS
remote sensing
meridian
parallels
coordinate system
equator
prime meridian
cultural landscape The combination of the physical features and human features on a landscape
mental map The map-like image every one carries in their head
culture All the features of a peoples way of life
spatial perspective A way for geographers to identify and explain patterns of human activities and physical activities across Earth
spatial association The perspective geographers use to explain relationships among different phenomenon across Earth (ex= high rates of cancer deaths in the South is associated with poor education and lack of access to health care)
Created by: zenasm