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World Geo. Test

QuestionAnswer
what do geographers study people and their environment
what is cartography the study of maps and map making
examples of political regions borders cities, countries, states
how is human and physical geo. related interaction b/w people and their environment
region area w/ one or more common features that makes it different from others (cities, states, continents)
examples of funtional region malss, transit systems, cities
a place can be located on a globe by the (blank) of lines of long. and lat. intersection
worlds largest geographical feature pacific ocean
prime meridian seperates the globe in to longitudinal lines starts at 0 degrees
maps flat representations of all or part of earths surface
what do all maps have in common distortion
shortest route b/w any two paces on earth great circle route
what is the distance scale on a map used for to find exact distance from one place to another
maps drawn before 1492 were missing what continents or oceans
population maps population distribution in different places in a region
topography elevation or shapes of land
elevation maps show the different elevations in an area
what map shows true area size but distorts shapes flat plane
contour map connects points of equal elevation above or below sea level
what theme of geo. might a cartographer be interested in location
largest employer of geographers USGS
examples of physical geo. soils, vegetation, rainfall
what are degrees subdivided into minutes
worlds largest island greenland
what type of map would landmasses near the pole show distortion cylindrical
Created by: flowerprinc