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WGeo Chapter 1

place a particular space with physical and human meaning
ecosystem a community of plants and animals
meteorology the study of weather and weather forecasting
absolute location the exact spot at which a place is found on the globe
hemispheres two halves of the earh, divided north-south or east-west
cartogrophy the study of maps and mapmaking
Equator dividing line for the Northern and Southern Hemispheres
ecosystem a community of plants and animals
geographic information system (GIS) tool that processes and organizes data for geographers and others
Prime Meridian dividing line for the Eastern and Western Hemispheres
grid system pattern used to determine absolute location
perceptual region area defined by popular feelings and images
functional region central point and surrounding territory linked to it
hemisphere half of the earth
satellites and computers scientific instruments used by geographers
interviewing method geographers use to find out how people think or feel
cultures human social structures
physical geography the study of the earth's physical features
relative location Geographers use absolute location and ___ to describe where a place is.
economic geographer Examines human economic activities and their relationship to the environment.
geographic educator teaches about geography
maps Much geographic information can be explained more easily on ___ than in written texts.
human or cultural A ___ geographer studies human activities and their relationship to culture.
economic Geographers want to know how places are chosed for ____ activities, such as farming, mining, and manufacturing.
history Geographers use ____ to help them understand what places looked like in the past.
statistics Many geographers use ____ to understand complex data.
location a specific place on the earth
region places united by specific characteristics
formal region a region defined by a common characteristic, such as production of a product
perceptual region a region defined by popular feelings and images rather than by objective data
movement ongoing movement of people, goods, and ideas
human-environment interaction the study of the inter-relationship between people and their physical environment
human geography also called cultural geography; the study of human activities and their relationship to the cultural and physical environements.
Created by: Miss Brown