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Chapter 1 Vocab 3

Human Geography People, Place and Culture 2013-2014 at Santa Fe High Mr. Hendry

TermDefinition
sequent occupance refers to the idea that as occupiers arrive they bring their own technology and cultural traditions and trasnform the landscape, but they can also be influenced by what they find when they arrive and leave some of it there.
Cartography the study of maps/map making.
reference maps show locations of places and geographic features.
thematice maps tell stories, usually showing the degree of some attribute or the movement of a geographic phenomenon.
absolute location latitude/longitude, coordinates, an exact location.
relative location describes where a place is in relation to another place.
global positioning system (GPS) allows us to locate things on the surface of the earth with extraordinary accurate; researchers can collect data quickly and easily in the field.
geocaching a hunt for a cache whose coordinates are placed on the Internet by other geocachers
mental maps the maps we carry in our minds of places we have been and places we have merely heard of .(e.g. a mental map of your house, park, school...)
activity spaces those places we travel routinely in our rounds of daily activity (e.g. the gym, cafeteria, bus stop, your kitchen...)
generalize/generalized maps not entirely specific; the map eof world precipitation uses the mean annual precipitation received around the world. a map that does not us specific information.
remote sensing geographers monitor the Earth's surface from a distance to understand the scope and rate of environmental change over short and long periods of time by satellites and aircraft (e.g. airplanes, balloons.)
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